Get Going on Growing with Harrowsmith’s Gardening Digest

Get Going on Growing with Harrowsmith’s Gardening Digest

Get Going on Growing with Harrowsmith’s Gardening Digest

Toronto, March 11, 2016 – It’s always a sure sign of spring when gardeners across Canada begin planning for the warmer weather ahead by picking up their  annual issue of HARROWSMITH’S GARDENING DIGEST, available March 11 at newsstands, by subscription or online.

With a foreword by Chef Michael Smith, this issue features a wealth of information for the experienced or novice gardener alike. Have you ever considered growing some backyard berries? Gardening Editor Mark Cullen gives a primer, while resident Food Editor Joanna Notkin turns the sweet results into an assortment of mouth-watering recipes.

Any gardening venture starts with soil. So Harrowsmith’s Gardening Digest takes a closer look at the thinnest and most important layer of the earth’s crust, explaining both what it is and how to make the soil in your garden the best it can possibly be. And if it’s inspiration you’re looking for, this issue offers tons of ideas for both food and flowers. In this issue you’ll find:
 
  • The growing popularity of permaculture: working with nature instead of against it.
  • The top 15 foods you should be eating more of for optimal health.
  • The sensory pleasure of scented plants.
  • A look at the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute, planting a tree for every fallen Canadian hero.
  • The obstacles–and opportunities–that can be found in farming, and how some creative people have made their dream a reality.
  • And a closer look at something many gardeners already knew: Gardening is good for your mental health.
Once again this year Harrowsmith, and its parent company Moongate Publishing, are proud supporters of Canada Blooms, the country’s largest gardening and landscape exhibition, taking place from March 11 to 20 at the Direct Energy Centre in downtown Toronto. Drop by the Harrowsmith’s Gardening Digest Learning Stage, where a number of speakers and presentations will inform and inspire.

”Here at Harrowsmith, we’re emerging from a very busy winter,” explained Harrowsmith Publisher Yolanda Thornton. “Along with putting this issue together, we launched a new brand for our tech-savvy readers. Called Harrowsmith Now (harrowsmithnow.com), it’s designed for mobile devices and social media, and through it we’re introducing Harrowsmith and our brand values to a new generation of readers.” 

Over the last four decades the name Harrowsmith has become synonymous with gardening, country living and how to tread a little more lightly upon the earth. The 2016 edition of Harrowsmith’s Gardening Digest proudly continues that tradition.

“Whether you are an experienced gardener, a newcomer to this national passion, or if you just want to know a little more about where your food comes from, there’s something in Harrowsmith’s Gardening Digest for you,” says Harrowsmith’s Editor-in-Chief Maurice Crossfield. “In the city or in the country, there are plenty of ways to bring the natural world just a little bit closer to our daily realities.” 
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