9th 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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Mellors, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Day:
Edith Stein
Firmus and Rusticus
Herman of Alaska (Russian Orthodox Church and related congregations)
Jean Vianney
Nath Í of Achonry
Romanus Ostiarius
Secundian, Marcellian and Verian

Festival:
Frank Zappa Day (Baltimore)
International Day of the World's Indigenous People (International)
National Day, celebrates the independence of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965
National Peacekeepers' Day, celebrated on Sunday closest to the day (Canada)
National Women's Day (South Africa)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Libra: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Jerusalem Artichokes, Radish, Spring Onions, Turnips*

Also on this day:

1483 – Opening of the Sistine Chapel in Rome with the celebration of a Mass

1854 – Henry David Thoreau published Walden

1877 – Indian Wars: Battle of Big Hole – A small band of Nez Percé Indians clash with the United States Army

1936 – Summer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad – Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad

1942 – Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement

1945 – World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright.

1971 – The Troubles: The British security forces in Northern Ireland launch Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that follows

1974 – As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president


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