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Welcome to Spring!



By Yolanda Thornton

Coming to newsstands near you on March 11, the latest issue of Harrowsmith’s Gardening Digest is packed with great gardening advice. Berries, soil, permaculture and great recipes dominate an issue that features a foreword by Chef Michael Smith.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:

preview-full-image• 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.

 

On top of all that, we’ve just launched a new brand for our tech-savvy readers. Called Harrowsmith Now, it’s designed for mobile devices and social media. Through it we’re introducing Harrowsmith and our brand values to a new generation of readers.

And, 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. The event is 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. We hope you enjoy the upcoming guide, our new Harrowsmith.now brand and the learning opportunities we’re presenting at Canada Blooms. Welcome to spring.

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