14th 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!

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Bull Rush Burst, Liverpool, Spring 2008: 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

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CURRENT MOON

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Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Matilda of Ringelheim

Festival:
Constitution Day (Andorra)
Earliest day on which Lazarus Saturday can fall, while April 17 is the latest; observed on the day before Palm Sunday. (Eastern Orthodox Church)
Heroes' Day (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Mother Tongue Day (Estonia)
Nanakshahi New Year, first day of the month of Chet (Sikhism)
Pi Day, also see July 22
Second Equirria (Roman Empire)
Spring Day (Albania)
White Day, complimentary day of Valentine's Day when men give gifts to women. (Japan and Korea)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Asparagus, Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Shallots, Spring Onions, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Globe Artichokes*

Also on this day:

1638 – Birth of Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (d. 1710)

1757 – Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.

1984 – Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.

2005 – Cedar Revolution, where hundreds of thousands of Lebanese went into the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon and against the government.


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