19th 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:
Joseph of Nazareth (Western Christianity)

Festival:
Mojoday (Discordianism)
Saint Joseph's Day (Roman Catholicism and Church of England) related observances:
Father's Day (Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Honduras, and Bolivia)
Las Fallas, celebrated on the week leading to March 19. (Valencia)
"Return of the Swallow", annual observance of the swallows' return to Mission
San Juan Capistrano in California.
The Kashubians' Unity Day.
The first day of Quinquatria, held in honor of Minerva. (Roman Empire)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1863 – The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000.

1915 – Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet.

1921 – Irish War of Independence: One of the biggest engagements of the war takes place at Crossbarry, County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escape an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.

1962 – Algerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.

1965 – The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.


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