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A Cut Above the Rest

Your guide to fast, accurate and sharp electric saw chain sharpeners.

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The Curious Flight Path of a Dragonfly

It was early autumn 1991. The summer heat and sweat-lodge humidity of Tokyo were beginning to crisp up to clear mornings when the silhouette of Mount Fuji once again emerged, shimmering on the western horizon, visible from my balcony. It was no surprise that when the phone rang that it was my friend Michal. “Moshi […]


Kale Chips with Hummus

Kale is a superfood, packed with calcium, protein, vitamins, iron, folate and antioxidants

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The Hudson’s Bay Company Blanket

The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) point blanket has been such a fixture in Canadian homes,


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Harrowsmith Jr. – This White Tomato is the Icing on the Cake

White Wonder Tomato xxx

Harrowsmith Jr. – Pumpkin-Shaped Rumi Banjan Tomato

This marbled-flesh tomato was a surprise that I found at a seed swap

City Gardens and Christmas Leftovers

Celebrating an urban harvest and the remains of the big day

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How Do You Stack Up?

An introduction to Scandinavian wood piling.

January 2020 Free Books

When you sign up for Harrowsmith’s free 3x/year newsletter, you’ll be entered into a draw for FREE books from New Society Publishers. We are giving away 6 books each month about the stuff that’s important to you: building chemical-free natural ponds, baking no-knead and sourdough bread or, how to design a light straw clay home. New Society Publisher titles are published […]

HOW-TO: Fix a Leaky Tap Yourself

A 90 second video lesson on how to fix a leaky tap. You'll know it all when you're done.

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December 2019 Free Books

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Where the Stars Align in Canada

Our guide to the 10 best planetariums, dark-sky festivals and Urban Star Parks in the country.

Women in Agriculture and a Royal Winter Fair

Two conferences unpacked: one for women, one for the best of the best in agriculture


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Cream of Butternut Squash Soup

Warm up with this heart, winter-ready soup.

Easy Chicken Stock

Every good soup begins with a good stock: chicken, beef, vegetable or fish.

Muy Caliente!

Poblano Potato Bacon Soup


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The Christmas Shrew

The morning of the blizzard was the first time we saw the shrew. My fifteen year old son was in the living room admiring the warmth of our much needed masonry heater when a very fat toy like creature bounced and zoomed through the room.

Holiday Traditions at South Pond Farm

However you celebrate and whatever tradition is yours, enjoy and take a moment to simply enjoy the quiet and appreciate your own journey.

Christmas Chickens: a true story

Not every art school ends up with 7 chickens as models. Not every story has an ending like this one.

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