1st December

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.

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Fortingall, Glen Lyon, Perthshire 2003: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, December 2016

First Quarter – December 7, 09:03
Full Moon – December 14, 00:05
Last Quarter – December 21, 01:55
New Moon – December 29, 06:53

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/99591/moon-phases-and-dates/#ixzz2mASoc3wY

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/20193/moon-phases-2012/#ixzz2Dk62Pene

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day:
Castritian
Eligius


Festival:
Military Abolition Day (Costa Rica)
National Transit Tribute to Rosa Parks Day (American Public Transportation Association)
World AIDS Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Capricorn: Plant edible roots and brumal vegetables.
Root out, grub up weeds, clear the woodside, hedge (during the waxing moon).
Pile a manure or compost. (during the waxing moon).
Grapple with underground pests.
Enrich and water flowers with poor root assemblage.
Make prickling-out sprout.
Prun the branches and graft orchards.
Transplanting is favorable.
Harvest is binned well.
High-quality seeds. *

Also on this day:

1864 – In his State of the Union Address President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation.

1919 – Lady Astor becomes the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom (she had been elected to that position on November 28).

1934 – In the Soviet Union, Politburo member Sergei Kirov is shot dead by Leonid Nikolayev at the Communist Party headquarters in Leningrad.

1939 - Brendan Behan (writer) arrested for preparing to blow up a battleship in Liverpool Docks.

1955 – American Civil Rights Movement: In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1969 – Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.

1989 – East Germany's parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the communist party the leading role in the state.


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