30th 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:
Gregory the Illuminator
Honorius of Canterbury
Jerome

Festival:
Agricultural Reform (Nationalization) Day (São Tomé and Príncipe)
Independence Day, celebrate the independence of Botswana from United Kingdom in 1966.
International Translation Day, introduced in 1991 by International Federation of Translators.
Blasphemy Day, founded in 2009 to encourage individuals and groups to openly express their criticism of, or even disdain for, religion.

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans, Peas, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce, *

Also on this day:

1791 – The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as "incorruptible patriots".

1888 – Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.

1938 – The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations".

1955 – Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.

1962 – James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.

1970 – Jordan makes a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings.

1986 – Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel's covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy by the Israeli Mossad.

2004 – The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo. Fantastic!


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