25th August

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.

We hope you enjoy this website. We will be adding content as we go through the year and welcoming your feedback and suggestions.

Onwards and Upwards!


Summer Solstice Eve, Conway Valley, 2004: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, August 2016:
New Moon – August 2, 21:44
First Quarter – August 10, 19:20
Full Moon – August 18, 10:26
Last Quarter – August 25, 04:40




Nasturtiums, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Day:
Æbbe of Coldingham
Genesius of Arles
Gregory of Utrecht
Joseph Calasanctius
Louis IX of France
Menas of Constantinople

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Uruguay from Brazil in 1825
Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops. (Roman Empire)
Soldier's Day (Brazil)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Jerusalem Artichokes, Radish, Spring Onions, Turnips, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants*

Also on this day:

1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.

1775 Liverpool Seamen’s Revolt. Water Street prison stormed, all inmates released.

1830 – The Belgian Revolution begins.

1921 – The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain occur - West Virginian miners become involved in the largest armed disturbance sine the civil war, fighting for rights against exploitative mine owners. Over a million rounds are fired and bombs dropped on the protestors. Between 80-150 people die.

1948 – The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.

1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the outermost planet in the Solar System.

* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.