April 21-23, 2021

A free, 3-day event to help you skip the grocery store and grow food at home (even if you don’t have space or time)

Growing a supply of fresh food at home is not all fun and games.

You’re getting a lot of things right, but you know you could be doing more to improve your backyard garden. What you really want is to…

You can have all of these things. The best part: I’ve got something to help.

Grow your best garden and improve the soil, at the same time!

Grow plants without icky pests like worms, squash bugs or vine borers

Actually break even (or better) when it comes to your garden budget

Start healthy seedlings at home and transplant them without killing them

Grow healthy, fresh food for your family even if your space and time is limited

You can have all of these things.  The best part: I’ve got something to help.


22 experts over 3 days will teach you strategies you can use to grow your best garden yet, even if your space and time to garden are limited.

Maybe you're...

Struggling to keep worms and pests off of your plants

Having trouble finding the time to garden

Not sure which fertilizers are safe and effective

Tired of trying to plant in sticky clay soil or dry, sandy soil

Overwhelmed with all of the garden tools and not sure what actually works

Whatever it is for you, it’s time to take back your garden and start growing the food at home that you want.

Meet Your Host

Hey! I’m Shelby, a gardener with over 20+ years of experience growing vegetables pretty much anywhere.  Yes, I was the ‘weird’ college student growing a miniature vegetable garden on my college apartment’s patio.  I’ve got the experience and a Master’s degree in agriculture that have given me the knowledge to grow nearly all of my family’s food at home… and that’s saying something considering my husband and I have three hungry kids!  


I want you to grow your family’s food at home, too.  I created this summit to help you grow a garden worthy of a master gardener.  No pests, no more sowing seeds into soggy, clay filled soil.  Just a healthy garden full of vigorous plants and bountiful harvests.  Besides, who wants to go to the grocery store when you can get what you need right in your backyard?

The Details


The Backyard Vegetable Gardener’s Summit will run from April 21-23, 2021 with a variety of presentations to choose from each day.


I don’t know about you, but I prefer to leave my house as little as possible. With that being said, you can tune into the summit from anywhere with Internet access.


Presentations will be about 30 minutes in length. The presentations will be available for 24 hours to encourage you to stop waiting for the right time and take action along with hundreds of other vegetable gardeners.


You’ll also have access to a private Facebook group for the summit where we’ll be partying it up before the summit starts and working together to talk about gardening issues and grow better gardens together.


As an attendee, you’ll have the chance to win prizes based on engagement, BINGO, and giveaways. In fact, entries are being awarded right now in the Facebook group. Come on in and join the fun!

The All-Access Pass

After registering, you can also upgrade to gain access to the All-Access Pass. That means  you’ll get lifetime access to presentations and bonuses. You won’t want to miss it!

Not your average online summit

There are a lot of summits, trainings, and workshops out there. So what makes this one different?

First, this summit was created specifically for vegetable gardeners. This isn’t general advice for any gardener or homesteader out there. Every single presentation is specialized for growing food at home, making it a whole lot more impactful.

But more importantly, we’re not here to add to your plate.  Our goal isn’t to throw a pile of strategies at you, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and like you were born with a brown thumb (spoiler alert: you DO have a green thumb).  

Instead, we’re here to help improve what you’re already doing by creating healthier soil, getting rid of gross pests and growing massive amounts of food, even if you’re gardening in sand that seems to magically sprout squash bugs and little green worms.

The Speakers

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for. Here are the amazing speakers you’ll hear from at the Backyard Vegetable Gardener’s Summit.

Diana Bouchard
Vegetable Gardening in a Cooler Climate

Suzan Ferreira
Creating a Seed Starting Schedule

Anna Sakawsky
10 Best Crops for Your Victory Garden

Virginia Enyart
Garden Pests and Diseases

Lisa Lombardo
Keeping Garden Weeds and Pests Under Control

Kathryn Robles
How NOT to Compost

Rebekah Pierce
Growing and Canning Tomatoes

Deborah Niemann
Vegetable Gardening for Cowards

Victoria Pruett
Beginner’s Guide to Back to Eden Gardening

Jessica Quinn
Tips + Projects for Gardening with Kids

Ann Remo
Growing Flowers with Vegetables

Nikki Gwin
Herbs: The Perfect Vegetable Garden Companion

Lauren Dibble
Starting a Vegetable Garden From Scratch

Cris Daining
Natural Weed Control

Shelby DeVore
Soil Improvements

Dana Thompson
Planning a Food Forest Garden

Amy Bair
Growing Vegetables in Containers

Autumn Rose
How to Create a Hugelkultur Kitchen Garden

Angi Schneider
Edible Perennials – Plant Once, Enjoy for Years

Kathie Lapcevic
Gardening for Food Security

Audrey Crawford
How to Transplant Seedlings Into Your Garden Successfully

As you can see by that incredible lineup, you are *not* going to want to miss this event.

It's time to...

  • Stop gardening in bad soil, just because you think you’re stuck with it.

  • Finally do something about the squash bugs, cabbage worms, tomato worms, and other pests that have ravaged your past gardens.

  • Grow real, fresh vegetables for your family, right in your backyard.

Join us for the Backyard Vegetable Gardener’s Summit today!


It sure is! There are a lot of offerings out there for general gardeners, but this one has been created specifically for vegetable gardening and how you can grow healthy, fresh food in your backyard.

The main portion of the summit runs from April 21-23, 2021. We’ll kick off on April 21, 2021 with an opening call and the Facebook community will be available right when you get your ticket!

Each video will be available for 24-hours. However, you can grab the All-Access Pass to get lifetime access to all of the videos and bonuses!

No way! The only person you’ll get emails from after you sign up is me, Shelby. That’s so you can get all the updates for the summit and links to each day’s videos. After the summit is over, you’ll continue to hear from me, but you can unsubscribe at any time.


As for the speakers, the only way your email address will be shared with them is if you opt-in for their freebie or worksheet during their presentation. That way, you only hear from the people you really love and don’t have to worry about getting added to 25+ email lists that you’re not interested in.

Learn more in our Privacy Policy.

To avoid tech glitches, save my sanity, and keep things easy for the speakers, the presentations are pre-recorded and will be released at the scheduled time. The live portion comes in with the speakers being in the chatbox for an hour after their presentation is released!

All of our speakers for this summit have been hand-picked and our slots are currently full. However, we’re open to additional affiliates or potential speakers next year’s summit. If you’re interested in affiliate details or being considered for the Backyard Vegetable Gardener’s Summit 2022, email shelby@backyardvegetablegardenerssummit.com!

All presentations have closed captioning. Notes are also available for each presentation with our upgrade options that you’ll see after registering for the event.


Please reach out if there’s anything we can do to ensure you’re able to enjoy this event.

No problem! Shoot an email over to shelby@backyardvegetablegardenerssummit.com and we’ll get back to you within 3 business days.

Get your free ticket!

Grab your free ticket to the Backyard Vegetable Gardener’s Summit and be well on your way to growing unlimited vegetables right at home.