3rd 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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Sunset Over The Mersey, March 2008: Maria Hughes

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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Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Cunigunde of Luxembourg
Katharine Drexel

Festival:
Hinamatsuri or "Girl's Day" (Japan)
Liberation Day (Bulgaria)
Mother's Day (Georgia)
Sportsmen's day (Egypt)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1585 – The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.

1857 – Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.

1873 – Censorship in the United States: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.

1904 – Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's phonograph cylinder.

1939 – In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at autocratic British rule in India.

1951 – Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, records "Rocket 88", often cited as "the first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

1985 – Arthur Scargill declares that the National Union of Mineworkers national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Great Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.

1991 – An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.

2009 – The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.


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