6th 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:
Colmán of Dromore
Paul I of Constantinople
Robert of Newminster

Festival:
Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak Nation (Slovakia)
Birthday of Prince Joachim (Denmark)
Flag Day (Peru)
Journalist Day (Argentina)
Sette Giugno (Malta)
The first day of the Vestalia (Roman Empire)
Union Dissolution Day (Norway)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Capricorn: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Calabrese, Cauliflower*

Also on this day:

1628 – The Petition of Right, a major English constitutional document, is granted the Royal Assent by Charles I and becomes law.

1776 – Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. The motion is seconded by John Adams and leads to the United States Declaration of Independence.

1862 – The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.

1893 – Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

1909 – Mary Pickford makes her screen debut at the age of 16.

1967 – Israeli forces enter Jerusalem during the Six-Day War.

1975 – The inaugural Cricket World Cup begins in England.

1982 – Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.


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