24th 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:
Ecgberht of Ripon
Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Mellitus
Wilfrid (Anglican Church)

Festival:
Easter Sunday (Christian observance)
Concord Day (Niger)
Democracy Day (Nepal)
Genocide Remembrance Day (Armenia)
Kapyong Day (Australia)
Republic Day (The Gambia)
World Day for Laboratory Animals (UN recognized)
Cricketer's Day

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:

1558 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.

1904 – The Lithuanian press ban is lifted after almost 40 years.

1916 – Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland.

1916 – Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for the ice-trapped ship Endurance.

1932 – Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms pertaining to Right of Way in the United Kingdom.

1955 – The Bandung Conference ends: 29 non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.

1967 – Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."

1990 – STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.

2006 – King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.


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