8th 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:
John of God
Philemon the actor

Festival:
International Women's Day or Mother's Day (primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc)
Revolution Day (Syria)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Globe Artichokes, but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Asparagus, Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Shallots, Spring Onions, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer*

Also on this day:

1010 – Ferdowsi completes his Shāhnāmeh. Well done Ferdowsi.

1702 – Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

1775 – An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America," the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.

1910 – French aviatrix Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license.

1911 – International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.

1917 – International Women's Day protests in St. Petersburg mark the beginning of the February Revolution (so named because it was February on the Julian calendar).

1966 – A bomb planted by young Irish protesters destroys Nelson's Pillar in Dublin.

1978 – The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.


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