3rd 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!


Goddess Manifest (Mind The Gap), Summer 2011: 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




Iona, Summer 2011:Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Lydia of Thyatira
Saint Olaf of Norway
Waltheof of Melrose

Flag Day since 2006. (Venezuela)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Niger from France in 1960

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 like Fruits Harvested now will store for longer.*

Also on this day:

8 – Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats just over a hundred Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.

1527 – The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland

1860 – The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.

1913 – A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland Hop Riot, starts in Wheatland, California.

1929 – Jiddu Krishnamurti, tapped to be the messianic "World Teacher", shocks the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star, the organisation built to support him.

1936 – Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.

1977 – The United States Senate begins its hearing about Project MKULTRA, the CIA's covert exploration into mind control through the use of drugs, hypnosis etc.

2007 – Former Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.

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