4th July

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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Mersey Cathedral Crown, Summer 2009: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, July 2016:
New Moon - July 4, 12:00
First Quarter - July 12, 01:51
Full Moon - July 19, 23:56
Third Quarter - July 26, 23:59

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Andrew of Crete
Bertha of Artois
Catherine Jarrige
Elizabeth of Portugal, patron saint of Coimbra (city holiday), known there as Rainha Santa Isabela.
Oda of Canterbury
Ulrich of Augsburg

Festival:
Filipino-American Friendship Day (Philippines)
Independence Day, celebrates the Declaration of Independence of the United States from Great Britain in 1776. (United States and its dependencies)
Liberation Day (Rwanda)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Gemini: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like Calabrese, but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Beetroot, Carrots, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Radish, Spring Onions, Turnips, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer.*

Also on this day:

1054 – A supernova is observed by the Chinese, the Arabs and possibly Amerindians near the star Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula.

1744 – The Treaty of Lancaster, in which the Iriquois ceded lands between the Allegheny Mountains and the Ohio River to the British colonies, is signed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

1776 – American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.

1827 – Slavery is abolished in New York State.

1855 – In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published.

1862 – Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels.

1865 – Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published.

1910 – African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States.

1918 – Bolsheviks kill Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family (Julian calendar date).

1947 – The "Indian Independence Bill" is presented before British House of Commons, suggesting bifurcation of British India into two sovereign countries – India and Pakistan

1950 – The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.


1981 - ‘Toxteth Uprising’ start of the Toxteth riots in Liverpool.

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