28th 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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Spring skies, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, March 2017:
First Quarter - March 05, 11:32
Full Moon - February 12, 14:53
Third Quarter - February 20, 15:58
New Moon - February 28, 03:57

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CURRENT MOON

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New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Guntram
Priscus
Pope Sixtus III

Festival:
Commemoration of Sen no Rikyū
Serfs Emancipation Day (Tibet)
Teachers' Day (Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: Plant everything that can be eatable at once.
During the waxing moon inoculate orchard and plant crops. Take grain harvest, enrich and store it for keeping. Plant and enrich orchard.
During the waning moon prune orchard and bushes.
Sprinkle plants from pests and diseases.*

Also on this day:

845 – Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.

1802 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.

1871 – The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.

1939 – Spanish Civil War: Franco defeats Madrid.

1959 – The State Council of the People's Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.

1968 – Brazilian high school student Edson Luís de Lima Souto is shot by the police in a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students. The aftermath of his death is one of the first major events against the military dictatorship.

1990 – President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

2006 – At least 1 million union members, students, and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.


* more information can be found here.