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!
Rites of Spring, Liverpool, Spring 2007: Jamie Reid
Moon Phases, April 2015
Full Moon – April 4, 13:07
Third Quarter – April 12, 04:46
New Moon – April 18, 19:58
First Quarter – April 26, 12:56
New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid
Mark the Evangelist
Philo and Agathopodes
Pope Anianus of Alexandria
ANZAC Day (Australia, New Zealand
Arbor Day (Germany)
Army Day (North Korea)
Flag Day (Faroe Islands)
Flag Day (Swaziland)
Freedom Day (Portugal)
Liberation Day (Italy)
Malaria Awareness Day (International)
Military Foundation Day (North Korea)
Red Hat Society Day
Robigalia, celebrated on 25 Aprilis. (Roman Empire)
Sinai's Liberation Day (Egypt)
Biodynamic Gardening Guide:
Moon in Gemini: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Globe Artichokes, but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Asparagus, Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Salsify, Scorzonera, Shallots, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips*
Also on this day:
1847 – The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness in California after a very bad trip.
1916 – Easter Rebellion: The United Kingdom declare martial law in Ireland.
1945 – The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet fascist regime dissolves and Benito Mussolini tries to escape. This day is taken as symbolic of the Liberation of Italy.
1983 – American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.
2005 – The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.
* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.