23rd March

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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Magical Fritillaries, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, March 2016:
Third Quarter - March 1, 23:10
New Moon - March 9, 01:54
First Quarter – March 15, 17:02
Full Moon – March 23, 12:00
Third Quarter - March 31, 16:16

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CURRENT MOON

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Magical Fritillaries, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès
Turibius de Mongrovejo

Festival:
Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship (Hungary and Poland)
Day of the Sea (Bolivia)
Family Day (South Africa)
Sham el-Nessim (Egypt)
Lieldienas (Ancient Latvia)
Republic Day (Pakistan)
Tubilustrium, the fifth and final day of Quinquatria (Roman Empire)
World Meteorological Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Aubergines, Broad Beans, Cucumber, Peas, Peppers, Tomatoes, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Celeriac, Celery, Dill, Lettuce, Rhubarb, Spinach*

Also on this day:

1708 – James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth.

1775 – American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" – at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.

1889 – The free Woolwich Ferry officially opens in east London. It's still going and still free.

1965 – NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).

1994 – Aeroflot Flight 593 crashes in Siberia when the pilot's fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing all 75 people on board. There's a moral in there somewhere.


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