Harrowsmith Magazine Shares The Very Best Ideas For A Sustainable Winter Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON, October, 2023

With uber-decadent chocolate recipes, winter vacations for nature lovers, the coveted eco-friendly gift guide, and our first annual Youth Sustainability Changemaker Awards, the Winter Issue of Harrowsmith has something to surprise and delight every Canadian, from coast to coast to coast.


Toronto, ON, October, 2023 — As the country prepares to embrace the colder temperatures and warmth of the holiday season, Harrowsmith is thrilled to announce the release of our much-anticipated Winter Issue. Showcasing stories, insights, and ideas to inspire eco-conscious readers of all ages, we invite you to join us as we embark on a journey to discover the magic of the winter wonderland that is our environment.

Food & Recipes – Chef ILona Daniel has created decadent chocolate recipes made for sharing, including her no-fail, best-ever chocolate chip cookies. If that isn’t enough to please the most discerning food critic, Bob Blumer takes some inexpensive ingredients and creates a rich and delicious one-pot meal.

The Environment – Spend your days with the birds (feeding them, that is!) and your nights gazing at the winter sky with astronomer Robert Dick’s expert advice to ensure you don’t miss a full moon or stellar constellation.

Travel and Culture – Whether you’re drawn to the Rockies, the far north, or charming maritime provinces, Canada offers a winter paradise for those who cherish the great outdoors.

Home & Farm – From gifts you can feel good about giving and one Manitoba family’s Christmas decor traditions, to practical advice from Steve Maxwell (“Canada’s Handiest Man”) on how to improve your home’s air quality from, we’ll keep every DIY’er busy til spring.

Gardening – Mark and Ben Cullen come to every growers rescue with their tips on how to bring your outdoor plants in from the cold PLUS they share their top plant picks to grow while you are counting the days til the last frost is over.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Harrowsmith is thrilled to partner with No.9, Canada’s first cultural centre for sustainability, and the non-profit organization Cloud 9, to launch the first annual Youth Sustainability Changemaker Awards: A celebration of bold, young Canadians who serve as agents of change.

“Since Harrowsmith was launched in 1976, we have been talking about the urgency of preserving our planet for our children,” says publisher Yolanda Thornton. “However, it’s the next generation that holds the power to create a world where sustainability is not just a buzzword, but a way of life. We are honored to share their fresh perspectives, boundless energy, and unwavering determination. I truly hope their passion for their projects and words of wisdom inspire you as much as they do me.”

Don’t miss out on this celebratory issue that showcases all the beauty that our winter landscape has to offer while empowering our readers to live in harmony with it. Get your copy of Harrowsmith‘s Winter Issue on newsstands Nov 13th or subscribe to unlock a year (or two!) of sustainability, knowledge, and creativity.

About Harrowsmith: With a focus on sustainability, nature, gardening, home cooking, astronomy, slow travel, do-it-yourself projects and home repairs, Harrowsmith — founded in 1976 — is a trusted source for those seeking a deeper connection with the world around them.

For media inquiries, contact:

Karine Ewart, Interim Editor-in-Chief

Yolanda Thornton, Publisher

Karine Ewart, Interim Editor-in-Chief

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The Harrowsmith Team
The Harrowsmith Team

Harrowsmith is the farm-to-condo go-to for living sustainably and simply. Our mission is to offer a down-to-earth Canadian perspective on topics of gardening, home and design, travel and culture, food, health, wellness and the environment.

Posted on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023
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