26th 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!

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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

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CURRENT MOON

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Nasturtiums, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Day:
Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (Greek Church)
Alexander of Bergamo (Roman Catholic Church)
David Lewis
Jeanne-Elisabeth Bichier de Ages
Simplicius, Constantius and Victorinus
Zephyrinus

Festival:
Heroes' Day (Namibia)
Women's Equality Day (United States)
National Toilet Paper Day (United States)

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:

1346 – Hundred Years' War: the military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights is established at the Battle of Crécy.

1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.

1883 – The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.

1920 – The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.

1970 – In the US, Betty Friedan leads a nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality.

2008 – Russia unilaterally recognizes the independence of the former Georgian breakaway republics Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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