21st February

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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Holly Hedge, Calderstone Park, Liverpool 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, February 2016:
Third Quarter - February 1, 03:27
New Moon - February 8, 14:38
First Quarter - February 15, 07:46
Full Moon - February 22, 18:19

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CURRENT MOON

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Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Pepin of Landen
Peter Damian
Randoald

Festival:
International Mother Language Day (UNESCO)
Language Movement Day, celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue. (Bangladesh)
The first day of Musikahan Festival, celebrated until February 27. (Tagum City)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1245 – Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after having confessed to torture and forgery.

1804 – The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.

1947 – In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.

1952 – The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free".

1965 – Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.

1975 – Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.

1995 – Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.


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