29th May

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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Shepherd's Delight, Sefton Park, Liverpool 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, May 2016:
New Moon - May 6, 20:29
First Quarter - May 13, 18:02
Full Moon - May 21, 22:14
Third Quarter - May 29, 13:11

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Bona of Pisa
Maximin of Trier
Pope Alexander of Alexandria (Eastern Orthodox Church)
Theodosia of Constantinople (Eastern Orthodox Church)

Festival:
Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh (Bahá'í Faith)
Democracy Day (Nigeria)
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (International)
Oak Apple Day (England)
Statehood Day (Rhode Island and Wisconsin)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: 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, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Salsify, Scorzonera, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips*

Also on this day:

1677 – Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Natives.

1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are massacred by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.

1832 - Cholera riots break out in Liverpool, directed at doctors dissecting cholera victims.

1913 – Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, provoking a riot.

1931 – Born October 19, 1899 in Sardinia, Michele "Mike" Schirru, Anarchist against Fascism, U.S. Citizen is executed by Italian military firing squad for INTENT to kill Mussolini. The U.S. Government did nothing to help Mike Schirru.

1973 – Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.

1985 – Heysel Stadium disaster: At the European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium, 39 football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses after Liverpool F.C. fans breach a fence separating them from Juventus F.C. fans.

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