6th 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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Barley and Poppies, 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2016:
New Moon – September 1, 10:03
First Quarter – September 9, 12:48
Full Moon – September 16, 20:05
Last Quarter – September 23, 10:56

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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:
Begga
Chagnoald
Gondulphus of Metz

Festival:
Armed Forces Day (São Tomé and Príncipe)
Defence Day or Army Day (Pakistan)
Flag Day (Bonaire)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Swaziland from the United Kingdom in 1968
Stillbirth Remembrance Day (several U.S. states and Canadian provinces)
Unification Day (Bulgaria)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Virgo: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Jerusalem Artichokes, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants*

Also on this day:

3114 BC – According to the proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started.

1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.

1847 – Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.

1888 – Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season – a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).

1901 – Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

1937 – Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.

1966 – In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting.

1992 – Hunters discover the emaciated body of Christopher Johnson McCandless at his camp 20 miles (32 km) west of the town of Healy, Alaska (ref. Sean Penn's 'Into The Wild' of 2007).


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