We'll see you at our 2nd Annual Soil3 gardening Show
This time in Shelby, North CarolinA
Saturday, March 14th

Come hear three inspired gardeners give presentations about vegetable gardening. To complete this day, there will be garden vendors, food trucks, and a garden design contest featuring raised beds created for you to gather ideas for your own veggie patches.




the 3 garden experts and their presentations:

Our speakers have amazing-yet-practical home gardens. On March 14th, they’ll present what they’ve learned about growing food at home. There will be a chance to ask question after their talks and Brie and Chris will be doing book signings.

Brie Arthur
Author of The Foodscape Revolution and Gardening with Grains will present her "Foodscaping Techniques for Beauty and Bounty."

Allison Pittman
Horticulturist and photographer will show us how to "Plant It and They Will Come: Ecology in the Vegetable Garden. Attracting Pollinators to the Veggie Garden Using Native Plants."

Chris Smith
Vegetable seed expert from Sow True Seeds and author of The Whole Okra will explain "How to Start Raised Bed Gardening." 



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Raised bed Garden design Contest:

Creative minds from North & South Carolina will gather to construct raised garden beds. These mini-gardens will be created for you to stroll and gather inspiration for your own home vegetable gardens. 

The three speakers will also be judges in the Raised Bed Garden Design Contest.

The gardens will be built by local landscapers and garden groups and you’ll have a chance to have your vote counted in the “Popular Vote” award. So, come explore ideas for your own beds and vote for your favorite!

Interested in competing in the raised bed garden design contest?



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Vendors at the Garden Market:

Hand-picked vendors from around the Southeast gathered to offer vegetable gardening supplies, books, and more! 

  • Book Signings - The Foodscape Revolution by Brie Arthur, The Whole Okra by Chris Smith
  • Sow True Seed - Our favorite, local vegetable seed company out of Asheville, NC
  • Greenhill Worm Farm - Will have a booth featuring education about composting with worms at home and will also have worms and worm bins for sale.
  • What a Crock - Handmade pottery for use in your garden and home.
  • Lucy Mae Lavender Farm - Lavender plants, lavender potting mix using Soil3 as a component, and lavender products from plants grown at Lucy Mae Lavender Farm.
  • Wildbud Natives - Native perennials, grasses, and shrubs for pollinators conservation. Many of the pollinator plants Allison will speak about will be available for purchase from this North Carolina native plant nursery.
  • Sweet Be's Designs - Grapevine baskets and wreathes, plus Kokedama arrangements made from herbs and house plants.
  • Root Pouch - Grow bags made of recycled plastic. These pouches are great for the health of plant roots.

We're looking for more garden vendors.



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Swag bag sponsors:

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

  • Root Pouch grow bags are the swag bags that will carry the goodies. The green 5-gallon grow bag is show in the swag header image.
  • Allison Pittman, one of our speakers, will be donating a packet of seeds for everyone.
  • Soil3 will stick a nice big, easy-to-read rain gauge in each bag.

Email gardenshow@supersod.com if you'd like to donate to the swag bag.



Food Trucks:

Local food trucks served unique culinary options throughout the day. We'll let you know when we have the trucks arranged, soon!



Venue - Spinning leaf vineyard:

Spinning Leaf Vineyard is located at 1414 Metcalf Road, Shelby, NC 28150. We chose this venue because we have a weakness for fields, farms, vineyards, and beautiful buildings. The Soil3 Garden Show will be held in the former grape crushing room, turned event venue. The presentations and vendors will be indoors, while the raised beds demonstrations will be outdoors, near the building. 



Soil3 Garden Show 2020 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"

  • Break – 15 minute break

  • Second Speaker 10:45am to 11:45am – Allison Pittman presents "Plant It and They Will Come: Ecology in the Vegetable Garden - Attracting Pollinators to the Veggie Garden Using Native Plants"

  • Lunch & Shopping 11:45am to 1:15pm – Purchase lunch at the food trucks, shop at the vendor booths, and vote for people's choice at the garden contest

  • Final Speaker  1:15pm to 2:15pm – Chris Smith from Sow True Seeds presents "How to Start Raised Bed Gardening"

  • And the Winner Is ... – 2:15pm – Congratulate the winners of the raised bed garden contest as we award their prizes

  • Time to go home to our own gardens! – 2:30pm – Garden Show concludes 

P.S. No pets are allowed at Spinning Leaf Vineyard (with the exception of Service Animals as recognized by the ADA).


Questions? Email gardenshow@supersod.com