2nd October

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, October 2016:
New Moon – October 1, 01:11
First Quarter – October 9, 12:48
Full Moon – October 16, 05:23
Third Quarter – October 22, 20:13

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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:
Leodegar

Festival:
Batik Day (Indonesia)
Gandhi's birthday-related observances:
Gandhi Jayanti (India)
International Day of Non-Violence (International)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guinea from France in 1958.
Mehregan, according to Iranian civil calendar. (Iran)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Libra: Transplant plants and prick off sprouts.
During the waxing moon it is a good time for setting legumes.
Set annual and perennial flowers and berrylike bushes.
Take the crop. It binned well.
High quality seeds.
Set flowers and flowering medicinal herbs. *


Also on this day:

1263 – The battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.

1889 – In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.

1928 – The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.

1959 – The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.

2007 – President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.


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