23rd 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:
Adalbert of Prague
George
Gerard of Toul

Festival:
Aragón Day (Aragón, Spain)
Castile and León Day (Castile and León, Spain)
Independence Day (Conch Republic, Key West, Florida)
National Sovereignty and Children's Day (Turkey and Northern Cyprus)
Canada Book Day (Canada)
La Diada de Sant Jordi (Catalonia, Spain)
World Book and Copyright Day (International)
International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day - yes, indeed.


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:

1014 – Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.

1920 – The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.

1955 – The Canadian Labour Congress is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.

1967 – Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) was a manned spaceflight, Launched into orbit carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov.

2009 – The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 is observed for 10 seconds. The event signals the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe.


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