19th 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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Warm Wings, Liverpool 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, May 2015:
Full Moon - May 4, 04:42
Third Quarter - May 11, 11:36
New Moon - May 18, 05:13
First Quarter - May 25, 18:18

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Calocerus (Eastern Orthodox Church)
Dunstan
Ivo of Kermartin
Joaquina Vedruna de Mas
Maria Bernarda Bütler
Peter Celestine
Pudentiana (Roman Catholic Church)

Festival:
Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)
Greek Genocide Remembrance Day (Greece)
Hồ Chí Minh's Birthday (Vietnam)

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, Kohl Rabi, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Salsify, Scorzonera, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Globe Artichokes, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer*

Also on this day:

1499 – Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales (and Henry's older brother). Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12.

1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.

1568 – Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.

1649 – An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.

1780 – New England's Dark Day: A combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover causes complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States at 10:30 A.M.

1897 – Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.

1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of Happy Birthday.

1997 – The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts.

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