3rd June

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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Summer Offering, Liverpool 2010: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, June 2016:
New Moon - June 5, 03:59
First Quarter - June 12, 09:09
Full Moon - June 20, 12:02
Third Quarter - June 27, 19:18

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Blessed Pope John XXIII (Roman Catholicism)
Charles Lwanga and Companions
Clotilde
Kevin of Glendalough
Ovidius
Vladimirskaya (Russian Orthodox)

Festival:
Economist day (Argentina)
Confederate Memorial Day (Kentucky, Louisiana, and Tennessee)
Festival to Bellona (Roman Empire)
Mabo Day (Australia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like French Beans, Marrow, Peas, Runner Beans, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Dill, Florence Fennel, Kale, Lettuce, Swiss Chard*

Also on this day:

350 – Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators.

1140 – French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy.

1885 – In the last military engagement fought on Canadian soil, Cree leader Big Bear escapes the North West Mounted Police.

1935 – One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.

1943 – In Los Angeles, California, white U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots.

1968 – Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.

1989 – The government of China sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.


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