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 2015
Full Moon – April 4, 13:07
Third Quarter – April 12, 04:46
New Moon – April 18, 19:58
First Quarter – April 26, 12:56

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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 Taurus: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Asparagus, Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Salsify, Scorzonera, Shallots, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Globe Artichokes*

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.