22nd April

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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Rites of Spring, Liverpool, Spring 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, April 2016
New Moon – April 17, 12:23
First Quarter – April 14, 04:59
Full Moon – April 22, 06:23
Third Quarter – April 30, 04:28

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CURRENT MOON

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New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Acepsimas of Hnaita and companions (Catholic Church)
Epipodius and Alexander

Festival:
Discovery Day (Brazil)
Earth Day (United States)
International Mother Earth Day (International)

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, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Salsify, Scorzonera, Shallots, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away. *

Also on this day:

1889 – At high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.

1911 – Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.

1954 – Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy Hearings begins.

1970 – The first Earth Day is celebrated.

1994 – Death of Tricky Dicky - Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (b. 1913).

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