29th December

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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After a winter ritual, Liverpool, 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, December 2015
Last Quarter – December 3, 07:40
New Moon – December 11, 10:29
First Quarter – December 18, 15:14
Full Moon – December 25, 11:11


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CURRENT MOON


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Allotment in winter chill, Liverpool, December 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Thomas Becket
Trophimus of Arles

Festival:
Constitution Day (Ireland)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Cancer: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans. Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away. *

Also on this day:

1170 – Thomas Becket: Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

1890 – United States soldiers kill more than 200 Oglala Lakota people with four Hotchkiss guns in the Wounded Knee Massacre.

1911 – Sun Yat-sen becomes the provisional President of the Republic of China; he formally takes office on January 1, 1912.

1937 – The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.

1965 – Filming began on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey in England.

2003 – The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.


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