2nd July

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!


Mersey Crown, Summer 2009: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, July 2015:
Full Moon - July 2, 03:19
Third Quarter - July 8, 21:24
New Moon - July 16, 02:24
First Quarter - July 24, 05:04




Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Aberoh and Atom (Coptic Church)
Feast of the Visitation at Mariánska hora. (Levoča)
Otto of Bamberg
Processus and Martinianus

Flag Day (Curaçao)
Independence Day (Bahia)
Palio di Provenzano (Siena)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Peas, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away.*

Also on this day:

1644 – English Civil War: Battle of Marston Moor.

1777 – Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery.

1839 – Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinqué take over the slave ship Amistad.

1940 – Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.

1976 – Fall of the Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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