Celebrating 40 Years with the Harrowsmith Almanac
I purchase a copy every year. It’s my go-to guide for everything Canadian – where gardening is concerned at least, and maybe a little bit more.
At 40 years old, Harrowsmith’s Almanac is a truly unique experience and a must-have for any Canadian interested in gardening, the environment, some how-to’s for living sustainably, and a few other tidbits for Canadian living.
This year’s edition delves into the world of goats and wind power – two separate subjects, just so we’re clear. You won’t want to miss out on the action. Learn about bees, astronomy, the world’s strongest woman, the brown marmorated stinkbug (quite invasive if you haven’t heard about it yet).
And, hopefully you’ll have time to get to my very own article: conserving your water use in the garden and growing a great lawn. I really enjoy writing these articles as I know how many people will use my advice to better their gardens and make their lives so much easier. The added bonus being the reduced strain on the environment.
If you’re interested in other similar publications, I suggest you check out their website. You’ll get a brief history (very interesting – but I’m a bit of a history nerd so take that with a grain of salt), an online store where you can subscribe to the Almanac and have it delivered right to your door, and some insight into community gardening activities taking place near you.
Why not get yourself a FREE digital copy of their sister publication, Gardening Digest? It’s easy, just click here. You won’t be disappointed and by the end of it, you should have a really good understanding of your growing zone (check out pages 42-47).
I heard that some of my more northern friends got a foot of snow on Sunday – well, dear friends, it looks like it’s time to curl up with a good book (or, in this case, a magazine) and plan your 2016 garden. Enjoy!