The Harrowsmith Team
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.
Why do we wear orange shirts?

Why do we wear orange shirts?

The colour orange is a symbol of the many losses experienced by thousands of Indigenous children, their families and their communities over several generations. Here’s why.

The Pecking Order

The Pecking Order

Who knew the social lives of chickens were so complicated?

Water Tight Plumbing

Water Tight Plumbing

Lessons from a plumbing free home and how to survive all seasons of the year.

First Aid Through The Ages

First Aid Through The Ages

The Almanac presents 3 ways to heal the everyday injuries of country life, from bee stings to poison ivy: an old-fashioned approach, a modern home remedy, and doctor’s orders.

Basic ATV/UTV Safety

Basic ATV/UTV Safety

Although safety is about common sense, it’s still worth going over a few of the basics.

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