20th 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 2016:
New Moon - May 6, 20:29
First Quarter - May 13, 18:02
Full Moon - May 21, 22:14
Third Quarter - May 29, 13:11

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Abercius and Helena
Aurea of Ostia
Austregisilus
Baudilus
Bernardino of Siena
Ivo of Chartres
Lucifer of Cagliari
Sanctan

Festival:
Emancipation Day (Florida)
European Maritime Day (European Council)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Cuba from the United States in 1902.
National Day (Cameroon)
National Day of Hatred (Cambodia) - okay...
World Metrology Day

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Libra: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Globe Artichokes, but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Asparagus, Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Salsify, Scorzonera, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away. *

Also on this day:

685 – The Battle of Dunnichen or Nechtansmere is fought between a Pictish army under King Bridei III and the invading Northumbrians under King Ecgfrith, who are decisively defeated.

1609 – Shakespeare's sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.

1802 – By the Law of 20 May 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte reinstates slavery in the French colonies, revoking its abolition in the French Revolution.

1839 - 10,000 attend Chartists demonstration at Queens Square Liverpool.

1883 – Krakatoa begins to erupt. The volcano's final and most notable explosion occurs on August 26.

1891 – History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope.

1927 – At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, on the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He touched down at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day.

1932 – Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.

1989 – The Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre.


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