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Purchasing Shakori Hills

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Shakori Hills only exists because or your support.   With help from hundreds of contributors, our down payment goal of $75K was reached in 2013 after a three-year campaign.

As a joint venture Shakori Hills Community Arts Center (local non-profit benefiting NC that hosts the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival) and Fingerlakes GrassRoots Festival (Trumansburg, NY based non-profit that produces the four seasons of GrassRoots Festivals series) organizations completed the purchase on December 10, 2013.… Read the rest

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Education, Cultural Preservation & Sustainable Communities

In 2007, Shakori Hills launched a music-in-the-schools program in conjunction with the GrassRoots Festivals.  Our Roots in the Schools program (formerly Hopes and Dreams) is coordinated cooperatively with interns from UNC-Chapel Hill’s APPLES program.  Schools in Chatham, Orange and Durham Counties have all benefited from the program in which  artists/musicians/dancers go into the school to perform, demonstrate, and involve students in their craft.… Read the rest

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Infrastructure & Community

Over the last ten years we have built much of the infrastructure needed to support and sustain a community arts center.  There is a permanent stage, a well-kept barn (known as the Coffee Barn), campgrounds, the Nonagon, ticket booth, security booth, parking gate booth, three concessionstands, nice gravel roads, shower house, a general store, and drinking water faucets throughout the property.… Read the rest

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The Festival

The Festival

In April 2003 our community pulled together, against all wet and muddy odds, the first

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance. Though the inclement weather negatively affected attendance, it did create a fast bond between attendees, volunteers, and staff, as well as building a solid base for this wonderful event.… Read the rest

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Piedmont Earthskills Gathering:

March 25 – 29, 2015

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Kim Hawks Photography: All Things Shakori &emdash; Jonathan Davis’s blown glass tree ornamentsKim Hawks Photography: All Things Shakori &emdash; Jonathan Davis's blown glass tree ornamentsRead the rest

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Happening in the Garden 8/27/12

Hello garden folks!

Hope that all are well and enjoying the garden and the cool weather. I think fall has more or less arrived – I’d be surprised if it got super-hot again, at least not for very long. Unusual, for sure, but I’ll take it.… Read the rest

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