7th 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:
Albert of Trapani
Cajetan of Thienna
Carpophorus
Dometius of Persia
Donatus of Arezzo
Pope Sixtus II

Festival:
Assyrian Martyrs Day (Assyrian community)
Battle of Boyacá Day (Colombia)
Republic Day (Côte d'Ivoire)
Youth Day (Kiribati)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1420 – Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence.

1879 – The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester.

1947 – Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.

1965 – The infamous first party between Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and motorcycle gang the Hells Angels takes place at Kesey's estate in La Honda, California introducing psychedelics to the gang world and forever linking the hippie movement to the Hell's Angels.

1974 – Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 feet (417 m) in the air - later documented in the incredible film Man On A Wire (2008).

1988 – Rioting in New York City's Tompkins Square Park between police, the homeless and activists.


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