13th March

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!

EFY-Spring-3-.jpg

Glen Lyon, Scotland, Spring 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, March 2016:
Third Quarter - March 1, 23:10
New Moon - March 9, 01:54
First Quarter – March 15, 17:02
Full Moon – March 23, 12:00
Third Quarter - March 31, 16:16

-

CURRENT MOON

Late-Spring-frost.jpg

Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Euphrasia of Constantinople
Gerald of Mayo
Leander of Seville
Leticia
Nicephorus
Roderick
Sabinus of Hermopolis

Festival:
Kasuga Matsuri (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara, Japan)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Aubergines, Broad Beans, Cucumber, Peas, Peppers, Tomatoes, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Celeriac, Celery, Dill, Lettuce, Rhubarb, Spinach.*

Also on this day:

1781 – William Herschel discovers Uranus.

1930 – The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.

1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.

1997 – The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.


* More information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here