Being Human Together


Sparkroot is a space for community on 6 acres of North Carolina’s Piedmont. We manage our community garden and land permaculturally, restoring soils and growing food together. Our children experience holistic education by parent-led collective. We tend our community’s green burial ground, and organize gatherings around human culture, village making and decolonization. We’re exploring myth, folklore and poetry, making music and telling stories, thinking dangerous ideas, and taking imagination seriously as we remember how to be human again in this modern world.



Sparkroot gathers people together to explore what it is that makes a human being in the modern western world. We bring teachers and authors, thought leaders and culture changers to our farm creating beautiful, intimate events that crack open the authorized version of the way things are, and get us wondering together again about it all could be.

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Our community of homeschoolers, farmers, artists, musicians and craftspeople gather around the table to learn, play music, sing and cook together. Our shaggy village-minded collective of home-learning children meets three days a week in our community space, open to visitors, supporters and teaching events throughout the year.

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