30th 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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Stairs, 2008: 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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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Alexander of Constantinople
Fantinus
Felix and Adauctus
Pammachius

Festival:
International Day of the Disappeared (International)
Saint Rose of Lima's Day (Peru)
Victory Day (Turkey)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Cancer: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants *

Also on this day:

1775 Liverpool Seamen’s Revolt. 1000 revolting sailors bombard town hall with ships cannon.

1800 – Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia.

1813 – Creek War – Fort Mims massacre: Creek "Red Sticks" kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama.

1909 – Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.

1918 – Fanny Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.

1967 – Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.


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