4th 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:
Adrian of Nicomedia
Basinus, Benedictine bishop of Trier (705)
Blessed Humbert III of Savoy (Roman Catholic Church)
Casimir
Peter of Pappacarbone

Festival:
Saint Casimir's Day (Poland and Lithuania)

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:

51 – Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).

1238 – The Battle of the Sit River is fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia.

1519 – Hernan Cortes arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth. Disaster ensues.

1790 – France is divided into 83 départements, cutting across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on ownership of land by the nobility.

1804 – Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales.

1917 – Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.

1929 – Charles Curtis becomes the first native-American Vice President of the United States.

1983 – Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.

2004 – Untimely death of the posthumously celebrated American fashion designer Stephen Sprouse (b. 1953)


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