7th 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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Glen Lyon, Scotland, Spring 2007: Jamie Reid

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:
Perpetua and Felicitas

Festival:
Commemoration of Thomas Aquinas, Doctor and Poet, 1274 CE (Anglicanism)
One of the days dedicated to Vejovis (Roman Empire)
Teacher's Day (Albania)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Capricorn: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Asparagus, Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Shallots, Spring Onions, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Broccoli, Cauliflower, or Globe Artichokes*

Also on this day:

321 – Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.

1912 – Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.

1971 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivers his historic "This time the struggle is for our freedom" speech at Ramna Race Course, calling upon the Bengali people to prepare for the freedom struggle ahead.

1985 – The song "We Are the World" has its international release. Thank You USA.

2007 – British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.


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