full moons were a way of tracking the seasons ahead, and you can still find this knowledge in the Farmer’s Almanac. More gardeners today are turning to the moon for sage advice on the best time to plant, prune, weed, and harvest. The practice, known as moon or lunar gardening, centers on the moon’s gravitational effect on the flow of moisture in soil and plants. In the Northern hemisphere, April has been associated with agriculture since time immemorial, marking the time when the first tender shoots and blades of grass appear (or in Dawson City, it is the time when you break out the gum boots and put away the parkas). April brings seedlings, sprouts, new life and new beginnings, as symbolized by festivities such as Easter, Passover or Beltane. Which makes April’s Full Moon extra special for farmers or anyone with an interest in gardening. So if you haven’t done it yet, why not sow some seeds tonight?