30th January

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!

Winter-ice.jpg

Iceglace, Wenlock Edge 2009: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, January 2016:
Third Quarter - January 2, 05:30
New Moon - January 10, 01:30
First Quarter - January 16, 23:26
Full Moon - January 24, 01:45

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CURRENT MOON

Snow-at-the-plot.jpgSnow at the plot, Liverpool, January 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Aldegonde
Anthony the Great (Coptic Church)
Balthild
Hippolytus of Rome
Hyacintha Mariscotti
Martina
Mutien-Marie Wiaux
Savina
Three Holy Hierarchs (Eastern Orthodox)

Festival:
Martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi observances:
Martyrs' Day (India)
School Day of Non-violence and Peace (Spain)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Virgo: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Garlic, Jerusalem Artichokes, Onions, Shallots, Spring Onions, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Broccoli*

Also on this day:

1649 – King Charles I of England is beheaded.

1661 – Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed two years after his death, on the anniversary of the execution of the monarch he himself deposed.

1826 – The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.

1913 – The United Kingdom's House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill.

1948 – Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.

1956 – American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1968 – Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive begins when Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks in South Vietnam.

1969 – The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.

1972 – Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.

1996 – Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.


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