10th May

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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Megalith on Loch
to Sea Alignment, North Uist, Summer 2004: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, May 2016:
New Moon - May 6, 20:29
First Quarter - May 13, 18:02
Full Moon - May 21, 22:14
Third Quarter - May 29, 13:11

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Alphius
Aurelian of Limoges
Calepodius
Catald
Comgall
Damien of Molokai (canonized October 11, 2009)
Gordianus and Epimachus
John of Avila
Solange

Festival:
Confederate Memorial Day (North Carolina and South Carolina)
Constitution Day (Federated States of Micronesia)
Mother's Day (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico)

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, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Salsify, Scorzonera, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips*

Also on this day:

1768 – John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.

1857 – Indian Mutiny: In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys revolt against their commanding officers at Meerut.

1954 – Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.

1994 – Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.


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