Community is the theme of the latest edition of Harrowsmith magazine—and boy, do we need our communities now more than ever! With businesses and schools in a constant state of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s people teaming up and supporting one another that will make all the difference in how we rise to this challenge, and this issue is packed with ideas for how neighbours and communities can come together.
Out November 16, the Winter issue of Harrowsmith includes stories on Habitat for Humanity, which is bringing affordable homeownership to vulnerable populations across the country, and True Patriot Love, which supports military members, families and veterans. We also explore community sharing initiatives and eco villages in Canada, and take a closer look at 4-H, which is bringing leadership and community involvement to our nation’s youth.
Gardening Editors Mark and Ben Cullen explore the ways gardening can bring neighbours and communities together, from Plant-Grow-Share a Row abundance-sharing initiatives to horticultural societies and community food centres. And Sarah Loten writes about the diverse communities that come together to help Drover’s Way Farm thrive.
If you thought winter was the time to relax your green thumb, think again. Mark and Ben Cullen share their top three ways to do off-season gardening, while Zach Loeks gives us the inside scoop on how to use the wintertime to plan your garden, and for growth, like a pro.
Thanks to the pandemic, we’ve seen a return to bread making and from-scratch cooking and handicrafts. Food Editor Signe Langford shares three delicious bread recipes to up your game at home, including a holiday twist on Irish Soda Bread, a savoury Challah and a sinfully delicious Cinnamon Swirl Bread. Looking for a hobby to fill the time? Amanda Bulman explores the tradition and history of rug hooking in Newfoundland.
Is it possible to live in a house that only costs $20 a month to heat through the winter? It sure is, as Home and Farm Editor Steve Maxwell shows us. He also walks us through the pros and cons of three different powered snow clearing options to help you with the white stuff once it appears.
As always, in the issue you’ll find more great ideas for the home, garden and beyond, including:
- Singer-songwriter Jill Barber gives us a tour of her hometown, Vancouver
- Robert Dick explores what’s new under the stars, where star gazing is concerned
- Check out our Book picks and Things We Love, just in time for the gifting season
- Dan Needles is back with his hilarious perspective on country living.
- Plus so much more!
“While the winter months have us turning indoors and inward, this issue is all about the ways we can deepen our connections with our communities near and far, no matter the time of year. The efforts and initiatives featured in this issue showcase Canadians coming together for a more supportive, sustainable and resilient future,” says Harrowsmith publisher Yolanda Thornton.
Harrowsmith is the only publication of its kind that can honestly dub itself “Made in Canada.” We are 100% Canadiana. In fact, if you open the magazine and inhale really deeply, you can actually smell maple syrup. Maybe a buttermilk pancake. Harrowsmith is produced four times a year with four print issues (spring, summer, fall, winter).
Publisher Yolanda Thornton, Editor-in-chief Jules Torti, Home and Property Editor Steve Maxwell and Gardening Editors Mark and Ben Cullen are available now for media interviews. We can also provide additional copies to give away as prizes to your readers or listeners.
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- Steve Maxwell [email protected]
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Mailing address: Harrowsmith, 1000 Golf Links Rd., P.O. Box 90078, Ancaster, ON L9K 0B4 PUBLICATION DETAILS TITLE: Harrowsmith Winter 2020/21
Moongate Publishing, Toronto ON
FORMAT: Print, 80 pages
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.