This episode of Harrowsmith Radio is about extraordinary vegetables, wild weather and the water it brings with it.
First up, we head to the east coast, the outskirts of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to be exact. There we meet Niki Jabbour. Niki’s a bestselling gardening writer and author of Veggie Garden Remix. She’s discovered hundreds of vegetables beyond the rank and file tomatoes, lettuces and squash and other produce you might have already tucked into the soil of your garden. Ground cherries and snake gourds for everyone!
Next, we head to Perth County and chat with sheep farmer Sarah Loten. She’s had to cope with the wild, wet weather that has been playing merry hell with a sheep farm.
By the way, the music in the podcast? It’s by good ol’ Canadian singer, composer and friend of the ‘cast, David Archibald. You can find more of his music at his website, davidarchibald.com.
— About Harrowsmith Magazine —
More than 40 years ago, in 1976, James Lawrence pasted together the first edition of Harrowsmith magazine on his kitchen table in rural Ontario. Totally unique, it was the first Canadian magazine to focus on organic living, alternative energy sources, and a country lifestyle. Lawrence’s ode to back-to- the-land virtues quickly attracted legions of fans and soon became Canada’s bible for rural living.
Over the years, Harrowsmith has had a few incarnations (including Harrowsmith Country Life and Gardening Digest). After a brief hiatus, it returned bigger and better than ever, published by Moongate Publishing Inc. Through it all, our loyal fans have been there with us.
The new Harrowsmith takes the same aesthetic that inspired Lawrence—the thirst for knowledge and inspiration about all things rural, organic and green—and brings it into the twenty-first century with videos, podcasts, digital editions and beautiful full-sized print magazines.
Today’s Harrowsmith is still eagerly consumed around farmhouse tables—as well as dockside on Muskoka chairs, on condo balconies, and at downtown coffee shops.
We are proud to continue the spirit of the original publication and its vision of providing a purely Canadian take on country living, the environment, and the sharing of useful information for country dwellers—as well as city folk and anyone seeking to tread a little more lightly upon the earth.
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