5th 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 2015:
Full Moon - June 2, 17:19
Third Quarter - June 9, 16:41
New Moon - June 16, 15:05
First Quarter - June 24, 12:02

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Boniface (Roman Catholic Church)

Festival:
Arbor Day (New Zealand)
Constitution Day and Father's Day (Denmark)
Feast of Núr, the first day of the fifth month of the Bahá'í calendar. (Bahá'í Faith)
Indian Arrival Day (Suriname)
Khordad Movement Anniversary (Iran)
Liberation Day (Seychelles)
President's Day (Equatorial Guinea)
World Environment Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: 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:

1798 – The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.

1832 – The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis-Philippe.

1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.

1919 - Charles Woolton, a 21 year old black man from Liverpool chased by a racist mob and drowned in Queens dock.

1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

1967 – Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.

1968 – U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day.

1981 – The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five people in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.


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