29th 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:
Michaelmas, feast of the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael. One of the four Quarter days in the Irish calendar. (England and Ireland)
Rhipsime

Festival:
Inventor's Day (Argentina)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Pisces: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans, Peas, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away. *

Also on this day:

522 BC – Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire.

1650 – Henry Robinson opens his Office of Addresses and Encounters in Threadneedle Street, London, a kind of job centre with a free service for the poor.

1885 – The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.

1938 – Germany was given permission from France, Italy, and Great Britain to seize the territory of Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia. The meeting occurred in Munich, and leaders from neither the Soviet Union nor Czechoslovakia attended.

1949 – The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People's Republic of China.

1960 – Nikita Khrushchev, leader of Soviet Union, disrupts a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a number of angry outbursts.

2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.

2008 – Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.


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