Garden Workshop this Sunday, July 10th @ 11am

20160620_125037July is time to harvest potatoes and plant the sweet potatoes, okra, and maybe even late corn. The Piedmont region of North Carolina offers a long growing season and there are many ways to take advantage of your garden space through multiple summer plantings. If life was too busy in the spring, all is not lost! You can still get those veggies into the ground for fall harvest. Shakori Hills’ Community Garden Guru (Coordinator), and CCCC Sustainable Agriculture Instructor, Cheryl McNeill, leads this FREE informative and hands-on workshops for all experience levels. Meet in the community garden at Shakori Hills: up the driveway, past the house, around the bend and you will see this beautiful garden! Let us know you’re coming by sending an email to, registering HERE, or just show up!

More Free Summer Classes & Workshops

paintWe are pleased to announce our full summer lineup of classes and workshops! All offerings are free and and open to the public. Check out the calendar in the sidebar of this page or read more about Exploring the Visual Arts Youth Series, Family Campout with Fire Skills Workshops, Garden WorkshopsEssential Oils and Adult Visual Arts Classes including a special class where you can leave with your own canvas of art!

Shakori Hills: Why It Matters…

Roots in the Schools


We’ll be continuing and expanding this program of bringing musicians, artists and dancers into local schools to help supplement the curriculum. If you are a teacher, parent or school administrator interested in bringing this program to your school, get in touch at

 Community Garden

Want to grow your own food but don’t have the space or time commitment for your own20160620_125037 garden? Community garden workers get a share of everything harvested and excess is donated to the CORA Food Pantry. You can contribute as much or as little as meets your schedule and energy level. Everyone is welcome to participate in the garden, from the early planning stages like deciding what crops to grow, ordering seeds and tilling the ground to planting, weeding, mulching and harvesting. No previous gardening experience is necessary.

Cheryl is also offers free monthly gardening workshops this summer in a variety of topics for those who have their own gardens or just want to swap knowledge and experience!

The garden occupies approximately 8800 square feet, with three crop rotation areas to keep the harvest on a year-round cycle. The project is coordinated by Cheryl McNeill, an instructor with CCCC’s Sustainable Agriculture program. We also offer garden tours and workshops at no cost to local schools and community groups. If you’d like to get involved, or are interested in a garden workshop, drop us a line at or call the office at 919-542-1746.

Thank you for all your support! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Your contributions will help us reach our vision of giving back to our community by making the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center a place for everyone to enjoy now and for decades to come! Click here to make a donation.

Slideshow Photo Credits: Todd E. Gaul, Kevin James, Paul Kerr, Matthew Coburn, Allison Springer, Sara Waters, Dwayne Ritchie

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