4th 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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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

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CURRENT MOON

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Iona, Summer 2011:Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Jean-Marie Vianney
Sithney, patron saint of mad dogs

Festival:
Coast Guard Day (U.S.)
Constitution Day (Cook Islands)
Matica Slovenská Day (Slovakia)
Revolution Day (Burkina Faso)
The first day of Fiestas de la Virgen Blanca (Vitoria-Gasteiz)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer*

Also on this day:

70 – The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.

1265 – Second Barons' War: Battle of Evesham – the army of Prince Edward (the future king Edward I of England) defeats the forces of rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, killing de Montfort and many of his allies. A sad day for democracy.

1327 – First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England.

1789 – In France members of the National Constituent Assembly take an oath to end feudalism and abandon their privileges.

1873 – Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer clashes for the first time with the Sioux near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed.

1902 – The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens, leading to the Isle of Dogs.

1964 – American civil rights movement: civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21.

1993 – A federal judge sentences LAPD officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King's civil rights.

2010 – California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger.

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