29th 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 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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New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Bertold
Eustace of Luxeuil
Gwladys

Festival:
Boganda Day (Central African Republic)
Day of the Young Combatant, celebrated with civil disorder by leftists and anarchists. (Chile)
Youth Day (Taiwan)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1799 – New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.

1857 – Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry revolts against the British rule in India and inspires a long-drawn War of Independence of 1857 also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.

1982 – The Telegu Desam Party (India's regional political party) was established by N. T. Rama Rao.

1993 – Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.


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