24th 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!


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




Magical Fritillaries, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Catherine of Vadstena
Mac Cairthinn of Clogher
Simon of Trent (cult suppressed)

Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice (Argentina)
Student Day (Church of Scientology)
World Tuberculosis Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Virgo: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Asparagus, Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Shallots, Spring Onions, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Globe Artichokes, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away.*

Also on this day:

1603 – James VI of Scotland also becomes James I of England.

1869 – The last of Titokowaru's forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.

1907 – The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.

1958 – Elvis Presley is conscripted into the U.S. Army.

1965 – NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing.

2008 – Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.

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