4th 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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Stairs, 2008: 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:
Blessed Catherine of Racconigi
Moses and Aaron (Luthern Church and Eastern Orthodox Church)
Rosalia
Rose of Viterbo
Ultan of Ardbraccan

Festival:
Immigrant's Day (Argentina)
Newspaper Carrier Day (United States)
The first day of the Ludi Romani until 19 September. (Roman Empire)

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 or lettuce.*

Also on this day:

476 – Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself King of Italy, thus ending the Western Roman Empire.

1666 – In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.

1870 – Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.

1886 – Indian Wars: after almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.

1957 – American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis – Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.

1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon. Brilliant name...


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