9th July

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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Mersey Cathedral Crown, Summer 2009: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, July 2015:
Full Moon - July 2, 03:19
Third Quarter - July 8, 21:24
New Moon - July 16, 02:24
First Quarter - July 24, 05:04

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CURRENT MOON

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Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Agilulfus of Cologne
Everilda
Martyrs of Gorkum
Our Lady of Peace, Octave of the Visitation
Veronica Giuliani

Festival:
Caprotinia (Roman Empire)
Constitution Day (Australia)
Constitution Day (Palau)
Constitutionalist Revolution Day (São Paulo)
Independence Day, celebrates the declaration of independence of the United Provinces of South America by the Congress of Tucumán in 1816. (Argentina)
Martyrdom of the Báb (Bahá'í Faith)
Nunavut Day (Nunavut)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Pisces: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Peas*

Also on this day:

1793 – The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited.

1850 – The Persian prophet Báb is executed in Tabriz, Persia.

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law

1922 – Johnny 'Tarzan' Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.

1955 – The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.

1962 – Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.

1999 – Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.


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