26th September

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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Fading Sun Flower, Autumn 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2015:
Last Quarter – September 5, 10:54
New Moon – September 13, 07:41
First Quarter – September 21, 09:59
Full Moon – September 28, 03:50

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Cosmas and Damian
John of Meda
Nilus the Younger

Festival:
Day of the National Flag (Ecuador)
Dominion Day (New Zealand)
European Day of Languages (European Union)
Revolution Day (Yemen)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Jerusalem Artichokes, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away. *

Also on this day:

1687 – The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.

1792 – Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.

1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City

1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

1983 – Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a likely worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.

2000 – Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.


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