14th November

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

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Ritual at holy well, North Wales: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2015:
Last Quarter - November 3, 12:23
New Moon - November 11, 17:47
First Quarter - November 19, 06:27
Full Moon - November 25, 22:44

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day:
Barlaam of Kiev
Serapion of Algiers

Festival:
Children's Day, celebrated on the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru. (India)
Day of the Colombian Woman (Colombia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans and Peas*

Also on this day:

1533 – Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire

1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in seventy-two days.

1922 – The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom.

1952 – The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.

1982 – Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.

2002 – The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks. Why?

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