5th 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, October 2016:
New Moon – October 1, 01:11
First Quarter – October 9, 12:48
Full Moon – October 16, 05:23
Third Quarter – October 22, 20:13

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CURRENT MOON

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Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Ciarán of Saigir (Irish calendar)
Olivia
Theophilus, bishop of Caesarea

Festival:
CCHR Day (Scientology)
Learn from Lei Feng Day (China)
St Piran's Day (Cornwall)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: Set fruits, large-statured vegetables and fast-growing trees.
Prune orchards and bushes (during the waxing moon in spring).
Sow grain. In spring enrich grain, vegetables and fruits.
Grapple with underground pests.*

Also on this day:

1046 – Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.

1496 – King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.

1850 – The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.

1904 – Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.

1931 – The British Viceroy of India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population.

1965 – March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.

1973 – Donald DeFreeze, the future Symbionese Liberation Army leader, escapes from Vacaville Prison.

1984 – 6,000 miners begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.


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