6th 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:
Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
Justus and Pastor

Festival:
H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day. (United Arab Emirates)
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony (Hiroshima)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Bolivia from Spain in 1825.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Jamaica from the United Kingdom in 1962
The beginning of Tanabata festival. (Sendai)

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 *

Also on this day:

1806 – Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates ending the Holy Roman Empire.

1901 – Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation

1926 – Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.

1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.

1945 – World War II: Hiroshima is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. Please read John Hersey's 'Hiroshima'...

1964 – Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree at over 5000 years, is cut down by a college graduate.

1996 – NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms


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