We are excited to announce that the long-time publisher of the Toronto Gardener’s Journal & Source Book, Margaret Bennet-Alder, has handed the publishing reins to us. This extremely useful journal has always been a favourite with us, and it’s been on the Toronto garden scene for over 25 years. 2018 will mark birthday number 26.
Not only is the garden journal a great record-keeper, the Source Book covers 60 pages (in 7.5-point type, to squeeze it all in!) of gardening resources. That’s a whole lot of excellent garden books, websites, services, organizations, seed and plant sources, and more at your fingertips.
The transition didn’t begin till late September this year, so Margaret and her son David had already completed much of the work on the journal. We’ve only tweaked the insides this year. However, we did give the cover a new look (and we share a cover credit with Margaret).
We have also fully redesigned the website – which launched last night. It uses responsive design, making it handy for mobile use.
To pre-order your Toronto Gardener’s Journal now, hop over to the familiar URL torontogardenbook.com! It’s
still at the printer, but we’ll be scurrying to get it into your hands asap. [UPDATE: We are both delighted and sad to say that our online store has sold our last 2018 Journal. Some stores might still have stock, but please call them first. Check this post for our first rave review from a customer. It was a thrill to receive it.]
Margaret Bennet-Alder began her labour of love at age 65 and now, at 90, is looking forward to a well-deserved break! Thank you, Margaret, for everything you’ve contributed to Toronto-area gardeners. You’re an inspiration to late-bloomers everywhere.
And thank you for thinking of Sarah and I when you were ready to pass the baton.