Get serious about producing your own food this year. Check out this exclusive chance to join the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy for as little as $39 per month!

Get the information and advice you need to start producing your own food and living a more meaningful life today.

We offer all of this in the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy for as little as $39 per month. Enroll now and get your first seven days for free!


"Shelby tackles raising chickens in a unique way- from an area of both personal experience and scientific perspective.  In one of her books, she tackles coop maintenance from a targeted and interesting angle, responding to messiness and odor — primary issues that prevent folks from raising chickens in the first place. This is a good resource for beginners who fear the unknowns surrounding various strains of bacteria and coop-cleaning best practices.  I highly recommend her to anyone interested in raising chickens."

 –Kale Roberts, Blogging Coordinator, Mother Earth News


You know you should be growing your own food, but you don't know where to begin.

Let's face it--there's nothing more frustrating than trying to grow a big garden, only to watch your plants shrivel up, get eaten by bugs or knocked out by diseases, without them ever actually producing real food for your dinner table. And there's nothing more disheartening than getting those cute, fluffy chicks home- only to learn you have no idea how to care for them. Not to mention the farm animals that you want to raise like goats, sheep, cattle, or pigs.

You know that you should be growing a big garden and raising animals that will put healthy, fresh food on your table. Maybe you've even tried Googling why your plants keep dying or asking in Facebook groups why your animals aren't healthy.

And yet, it's not quite working.

Most people today didn't grow up raising and growing their own food. In a way, self-sufficiency has become a lost art. It's hard to find good, honest information that will allow you to finally grow and produce food for your garden. It can also be intimidating to start growing food that your family will eat. (We won't talk about the numerous house plants that you've tried to grow.) Mastering the garden is one thing, but what about raising chickens, pigs, goats, or even cows?

Other people make it look easy. But for you, it's been anything but. You thought that the hard part was going to be getting the land or space to farm, but as it turns out, that was only just the beginning. And now you feel like you must be missing something.

And you're not alone. Most new farmers are.

The truth is that slowing down and producing more of your own food is a game-changer, one that will give you food security, access to healthier food, and even a happier, more meaningful life.

The problem? Not knowing which plants to grow, how to care for your livestock, and how to get the most out of your farm often make producing your own food more trouble than it's worth.

But what if there was a way to make sure you got it right?


And I want to help you start a farm that will put real food on your table.

I've been a backyard farmer for over 20 years. I've raised hundreds of chickens, goats, pigs, cattle, and everything in between. I know what it's like to fill up an acre with animals and a garden, but I've also farmed a larger spread of 14 acres.

I know how difficult it can be to go let your chickens out, only to find out that a raccoon got into the coop overnight. I also know what it feels like to spend hours tending a garden that gets ravaged by worms before you get the first tomato from it. I'm here to tell you that despite the difficulties, you CAN have a productive farm.

With my personal experience, agricultural science background (a B.S. in Animal and Dairy Science and an M.S. in Agriculture), and former experience teaching high school and college agriculture classes, I know that I can help you create the backyard farm you've been dreaming of.


Imagine walking out your back door and grabbing fresh, juicy tomatoes off of the vine, or creamy, delicious eggs from your coop.

Here's what that would look like....

  • Grow fresh vegetables anywhere instead of buying wilted, less-than-stellar produce from your local grocery store
  • Being confident in creating an easy-to-manage farm that doesn't require tons of harsh chemicals or added synthetic fertilizers in the soil
  • Producing home-grown bacon, sausage, beef and other meats by raising your own livestock instead of buying over-priced meat at the butcher shop
  • Eating fresh foods that were produced in your backyard without being pumped full of additives, hormones, or other chemicals
  • Relying less on what you can buy and instead, using the space you have to start producing more of the food that your family already eats
  • Feeling secure in where your food comes from and the ability to feed your family and live a life that is more meaningful, rather than getting stuck in the constant hustle of today's busy world

Get all of this and so much more in the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy for $39 per month with the first seven days for free!


"I wish I had discovered Shelby DeVore when I started gardening last year. The Backyard Vegetable Gardener's Summit that she hosted was both informative and inspiring! In her classes, she does a great job of giving you the nuts and bolts for vegetable gardening and explains complex topics simply and clearly. I was armed with much better information to get started this year and I can finally stop Googling the things that are not going quite right in the garden."

 –Danette Cathcart


The online community that will help you start becoming more of a producer and less of a consumer today.

The Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy is an exclusive online membership, designed to help you grow better gardens, raise healthier livestock, and create a farm that will put real, healthy, home-grown food on your table so that you can rely less on the grocery store, and produce healthier, nutrient-packed, and fresh food.

The Garden. Farm. Thrive Academy was originally created to help farmers feel confident and knowledgeable when working in the garden or caring for their animals. Over the years, we've helped thousands of people become more self-sufficient. The Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy combines our best resources, interaction with experts in the field, and a community that allows you to connect with other like-minded people.

If you are a farmer, gardener, or homesteader, or if you simply want to become more self-sufficient, this is an opportunity that I promise you will not want to miss.

Sign up today for $39 per month and get your first 7 days for free!

Here's what you can expect from the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy:

Instant Access to Printable Resources

Get instant access to our amazing collection of digital resources including dozens of ebooks, guides, and printables.

$500+ value included with membership!

Immediate Gardening Advice

Get immediate access to the Growing Green Academy, the Complete Seed Starting Toolkit, and numerous other resources to grow your best garden yet.

$472 value included with membership!

Expert Chicken and Livestock Knowledge

Get immediate access to the Backyard Chickens Masterclass, the Chicken Emergency Bundle, the Feeding Chickens Power Pack, Home Herd Basics and numerous other resources to start raising livestock.

$530 value included with membership!

Monthly Workshops and Live Q&A Sessions

Get access to exclusive, members-only live Q&A sessions and in-depth workshops and trainings. Get your questions answered by an expert so you can stop searching for reliable advice online.

$98 value included with membership!

Access to the Private Community

Private access to the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Community where you can connect with other like-minded members to grow your traditional skills faster, make new friends and interact with people just like you (all off of social media!) Get frequent updates from Shelby, participate in challenges, win prizes and more!

$297 value included with membership!

Have you been looking for a place to improve your farm and garden skills?

The Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy is the best place to get expert advice, learn new traditional skills, improve your farm and garden and make new friends. The total value of the membership is incredible...

$1,897 value $39 per month!


"Shelby has been a huge help navigating my first goat kidding season. She has been so gracious, kind, and freely giving advice and tips to have a successful season. When faced with a challenge, our farm owner says “Go ask your goat friend. I’m sure she’ll know the answer” and sure enough, Shelby would have a recommendation to try. I’m so thankful for Shelby’s generosity in giving recommendations and tips. It has been very helpful to get through this kidding season. Her website has been very helpful for all kinds of resources pertaining to goats and more as well!"

- Ashley S., Clover Farms of Florida


A monthly membership with expert training and a community to teach you the skills you need to become more self-sufficient.

You know that you want to grow an amazing garden and have livestock, but you don't know where to start. You want to produce your own food in a way that is more sustainable so you can stop going to the grocery store or farmer's market to get the freshest food. The Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy will help you learn the information you need to start producing. The Academy includes three aspects that will give you the confidence and knowledge you've been looking for:



As a member, you'll get access to all of our courses and products. You'll get invaluable information about gardening, raising chickens, goats, and other livestock. Our courses and products have helped thousands of other farmers feel confident growing their own vegetables and raising animals.



Live trainings are the perfect way to get your specific questions answered and learn from other people's experiences. You'll get a members-only invitation to monthly workshops and Q&A sessions. Learn from experts in the field, gain new skills, and listen to advice from other farmers and homesteaders.



Farming and homesteading often means you're away from society, which isn't always a bad thing! However, it's great to connect with other people that share the interests and values that you do. Meet other people like you, learn from each other, and make new, lasting, and meaningful friendships!

"I just want to thank you so much for your helpful information on raising livestock and growing our own food on our homestead. This year was the year that we finally got our act together and started to try to be self-sustaining on our homestead. Mid-May we broke ground for a rather large garden (53’ x 35’). This was no small task for a couple of seniors (mid-60s). We also raised a small flock of chickens for meat, processed them, and put them in the freezer. I wanted to tell you that with your encouragement we were not so apprehensive about starting this venture. Next year we hope to raise a couple of pigs and maybe a calf also adding a few turkeys to the meat birds. Our veggie freezer is packed full and our meat freezer is full of chicken. Sat down for supper tonight, had roast chicken with all the fixings, and it all came from our homestead except the salad dressing and the tomato juice. Sure felt good to know that we had pure vegetables and chicken with no chemicals added."

- Deb and Finn


Get all the tools and advice you need to grow your own food and raise livestock confidently.

When you enroll in the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy, you will have instant access to all the tools you need to start gardening, raising chickens, goats, and other livestock. Our proven processes provide a step-by-step plan for how to grow vegetables, fresh herbs, and keep animals that will produce delicious home-grown meat, eggs, or dairy, so you'll never wonder where your food comes from or what goes in it.


As a member, you'll get instant access to all of our courses and products, including the Backyard Chickens Masterclass, Growing Green Academy, the Backyard Farmer's Toolkit, and other products, trainings, and materials to help you master your farm and garden. Watch them at your own pace, or pick and choose what to watch so you can master the skills you're already usig on your farm.


Learn new skills with in-depth monthly workshops that will expand your livestock and garden knowledge. Get your questions answered in live Q&A sessions so that you can continue moving forward with your self-sufficiency skills.


Meet other people that have similar interests and values as you, without being on a social media platform. Connect with other like-minded individuals and learn from each other to improve your skills and farm even faster. Make life-long and meaningful friendships in the community.


When you sign up for the community, enjoy the benefits of being a member for seven days. If you're not happy with the membership, simply cancel your membership before the 7-day trial ends to avoid being charged. To stay in the membership and enjoy all of the benefits that the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy offers, no action is needed!

"My husband and I have currently owned a farm for the last 7.5 years raising horses, sheep, goats, pigs, chicken, turkeys, geese, and a cow. I also garden, can food, and make goat milk soap. I have always wanted to make homemade chicken feed, however, it was very overwhelming understanding what needed to go into the feed. Your resources did a great job explaining what I needed and in terms I understand. Also when I would start my seeds, I would either do very well or fail. Your Seed Starting Toolkit was wonderful at helping me really understand what all seeds need (humidity, touch, soil, light) to be strong and to transplant later. The Soil Recipe book was great at helping me see other effective soils that are easy to make up for the garden or seed starting. I have had nothing but a great experience working with you. Your classes have been full of very helpful information. Ordering and downloading your books was super easy. Your emails are uplifting and full of wonderful information. I also really like how you ask the reader what we are doing on our farms and then respond/interact."

- Michelle Sifri

Don't miss this very special opportunity to join the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy!



This is our cheapest option to join the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy. This package includes all of the benefits of joining the membership with a low monthly rate. Here's what's included:

  • instant access to all courses and materials
  • invitations to the monthly workshops and live Q&A sessions
  • access to the community to connect with others

$117/ 3 months


Make paying for the membership easier by paying every three months instead of monthly. Here's what's included:

  • instant access to all courses and materials
  • invitations to the monthly workshops and live Q&A sessions
  • access to the community to connect with others
  • a free Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy mug



This is our best value. Get all of the benefits of the quarterly option, with two months free and an Academy coffee cup! Here's what's included:

  • instant access to all courses and materials
  • invitations to the monthly workshops and live Q&A sessions
  • access to the community to connect with others
  • a free Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy mug
  • two months free!


"Shelby's workshops are different than your run-of-the-mill online training or webinar. I attended her "Getting the Most from Your Tomato Plants" workshop and I was amazed. She taught the ins and outs of growing tomatoes. I'm a master gardener and didn't think I could learn anything I didn't already know about growing tomatoes, but she surprised me like always! I came away with several things I didn't know."

- Carly W.


Is the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy right for me?


The Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy includes instant access to our courses and products. You'll get instant access to the Growing Green Academy, Backyard Chickens Masterclass, the Backyard Farmer's Toolkit, the Seed Starting Toolkit, and other products.

The Academy also includes private, members-only invitations to monthly workshops and Q&A sessions. The Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy community is available so that you can connect with others interested in being more self-sufficient.


In the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy you'll learn how to:

  • grow a garden that will produce healthy, fresh vegetables
  • raise chickens for creamy, nutrient-packed eggs or meat to fill your freezer
  • keep goats for brush control or property clean-up, meat or dairy
  • raise larger livestock like pigs and cattle that can produce hundreds of pounds of meat
  • explore new methods of farming and gardening to maximize your space and get the most out of your property


At this time our products and courses are only available in digital PDF and video format. We do recommend printing any cheatsheets, recipes, or printables that you use and keeping them in a binder or having them bound.


Instructions for how to access the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy will come to your email inbox. You should see the invitation within 15-20 minutes of purchasing your membership.


At Farminence, we've helped thousands of people start growing amazing gardens and raising livestock. Our courses and products are priced as low as possible to create tremendous value. The Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy allows us to provide tremendous value, access to a ton of resources and gives us a way to interact with our customers more frequently.


Are you tired of the hustle of today's society? Do you dream of simpler living, evenings spent enjoying time with family and home grown food to put on the dinner table? Join other people looking to create more of their own food and enjoy simpler days.

The Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy is perfect for modern homesteaders, parents, grandparents, or anyone interested in becoming more self-sufficient or looking to rely less on the grocery store.


One of the benefits of the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy is instant access to all of the courses and products, but that's not the only benefit. You'll still get tremendous value from the private community and members-only monthly workshops and live sessions.


When you enroll in the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy, you'll receive an email with instructions for how to access the courses and community. The courses and community are housed in one place, making it easy to find what you're looking for.

The invitations to attend the live sessions will be emailed to you each month. The live sessions will be recorded and added to the video library in the Academy portal so you can rewatch the sessions.


When you sign up, you'll get the first seven days for free. Your membership will automatically renew unless you cancel it, even if you signed up for a free trial. You'll be charged $39 per month to stay in the membership. That's less than a small basket of produce at the grocery store!

The value of the membership is incredible. You'll get access to numerous resources and information from experts in the field. You'll also find a community of other people living the same lifestyle as you that are excited to support you on your journey. You can finally stop Googling the answers and start making progress towards being more self-sufficient.


While we don't offer a return policy for the Garden. Farm. Thrive. Academy, we do offer a 7-day trial so you can see if the Academy is right for you. If not, simply send us an email and let us know.


"I've been raising meat and egg chickens for several years for my local community. I thought that I knew everything about raising healthy chickens until my flocks started dying unexpectedly, costing me a small fortune in worthless vet bills and lost inventory. I desperately reached out to Shelby and she immediately had an idea of what was going on and how to fix it. I was able to save almost all of my remaining birds and haven't had the same problem again."

- Zeke C.