The first Soil3 Garden Show was a success!

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Read the details from the 2019 Soil3 Garden Show below.



Experienced gardeners gave hour-long presentations covering edible garden topics.

Brie Arthur
Author of The Foodscape Revolution 
"Foodscaping techniques for beauty and bounty"

Joe Lamp'l
TV Show Host of Growing a Greener World
"Starting and maintaining a thriving organic raised bed vegetable garden"

Katy Ross / Ellen Honeycutt
Owner of Night Song Native Plant Nursery, LLC / GA Native Plant Blogger
"Beyond the Vegetable Garden - Using edible native plants in the landscape for human and wildlife use"

Learn more about our speakers by reading their biographies  

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Congratulations to the winners of our Raised Bed Garden Contest! The four gardens went above and beyond to capture the hearts of our attendees, the judges, and the Soil3 team. 

Click Here to read our blog on the Raised Bed Garden Contest and see photos of the winning beds! 


Contestants & Awards:

Best of Show - Peter Calabrese featuring Crescent Garden Self-Watering Containers

Runner UpLanier Tech Horticulture Department

Popular Vote - Mike Arnold

Honorable Mention in Quality of Construction and Materials - AMG Construction and Landscaping


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Hand-picked plant vendors from around the Southeast gathered to offer unique native plants, garden art, flowers, shrubs, and more! 


Thyme on My Hands

Chamblee Acre

Night Song Native Plant Nursery

GardenFarm Grown

Book Signing - The Green Gardener's Guide by Joe Lamp'l

Small Garden News

Mizz Tizzy's Weeds and Seeds

Flighty Birdhouse Lady

Lanier Tech Horticulture Students

Keystone Hardscapes


Book Signing - The Foodscape Revolution by Brie Arthur


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Learn more about our generous Swag Bag Sponsors at the links to their sites below.

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Local food trucks served unique culinary options throughout the day.

Food Trucks:

Gonzo Gourmet

Let's Taco Bout It 



Silver City Farm is located at 5130 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA 30028. We chose this venue because we have a weakness for barns, timber framing, and wide open fields. The Soil3 Garden Show will be held in the old-fashioned saloon (sorry, no alcohol this day) that resembles a hybrid barn-saloon. The presentations were held in the saloon and the wide open field hosted the vendors and raised bed exhibitors.



Soil3 Garden Show schedule of events

  • Doors Open  8:30am to 9:30am – Pick up your registration packet, then start your pre-program shopping and viewing of the raised bed garden contest. 

  • First Speaker  9:30am to 10:30am – Brie Arthur presents "Foodscaping techniques for beauty and bounty"

  • Second Speaker 10:30am to 11:30am – Katy Ross and Ellen Honeycutt teach all about "Beyond the Vegetable Garden - Using edible native plants in the landscape for human and wildlife use"

  • Lunch & Shopping 11:30am to 1:30pm – purchase lunch at the food trucks, shop at the vendor booths, and vote for people's choice at the garden contest

  • Final Speaker  1:30pm to 2:30pm – Joe Lamp'l shares his secrets for "Starting and maintaining a thriving organic raised bed vegetable garden"

  • And the Winner Is ... – 2:30pm – Congratulate the winners of the raised bed garden contest as we award their prizes

  • Time to go home to our own gardens! – 3:00pm – Garden Show concludes 

P.S. No pets are allowed at Silver City Farm (with the exception of Service Animals as recognized by the ADA).

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