A wonderful image for cultural and land-based learning from the Alaska Native Knowledge Network.

An (incomplete and ever-growing) Spiderweb of Resources

This is an ever-growing list of webpages, organizations, individuals, and multi-media resources weaving the spiderweb of cultural work, community action, regional studies, traditional culture, social justice, sustainability, and and local solution building.

Do you know of an organization, person, or site that should be included here?  Please contact us and we’ll include it here. 


Alaska Native Knowledge Network

Alliance for California Traditional Arts

American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

American Memory Learning Page at the Library of Congress

Amnesty International

Anne Braden Institute


Archive of American Folk Medicine

Arizona State Museum Southwest Cultural Podcasts

Arkansas Advocate for Children and Families

Arkansas Citizens First Congress

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

The Art of the Rural

The Arts of Building Peace: Stories of Cultural Workers and and Artist-Peacebuilders

The Association of American Cultures.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (see blogroll for a link to their wonderful blog)

Berry Center 

Boggs Center

Center for Community Change   Building the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to have a significant impact in improving their communities and the policies and institutions that affect their lives.

The Center for Rural Strategies

Community Partnerships R, C, & D A locally led non-profit dedicated to improving quality of life in rural Pennsylvania through cultural and environmental programs.

Conserving Arkansas Agricultural Heritage

Cradleboard Teaching Project

The Cultural Memory Bank Project, a part of the SEEDS Project which works to save Native American heritage seeds and agricultural knowledge in the southwest.

Center for the Study of the Built Environment

Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures

City Lore

Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky Oral History Project

Cultural Sustainability

Coexistence International

Daily Yonder

Democracy Collaborative  and their blog, Community Wealth.org.  They strive to, “advance a new understanding of democracy for the 21st century and to promote new strategies and innovations in community development that enhance democratic life.”

Digital Traditions, a website providing access to the folklife resources at the McKissick Museum in South Carolina.

Education and Democracy

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture

Facing South, a New Voice for the Changing South

Fieldworing Online: A Community for Researchers and Writers

Florida Cultural Heritage Alliance

Fund for Folk Culture

Folksteams, an online National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures.

Folkstreams blog

Global Human Rights Education Association

Goucher College, MA in Cultural Sustainability

Good Magazine 


The Group for Cultural Documentation

Highlander Research and Education Center

Highlander Research Center—Seeds of Fire Youth Project.


Hmong Cultural Tour , an educational program of the The Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures.

Human Rights Resource Center.

International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life.

Iowa Roots, a partnership between the Iowa Arts Council and Iowa Public Radio.

Kazoo Films

KABF, The Voice of the People

Kentucky Folklife Program

Legal Ruralism blog

Listening Project

Living the Story, the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky

Local Learning

Long Island Traditions

Louisiana Voices Folklife in Eduction Project

McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History, and Community Action

M12 Studio

Meadow Creek Initiative

Mid-America Arts Alliance 

Midsouth Delta Initiative

Montana Heritage Project

Muhammad Ali Research Center

National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian Podcasts

National Radio Project’s Making Contact

National Writing Project’s Rural Voices Radio

Navdanya International, Dr. Vandana Shiva

The Neighborhood Alliance and the Journal of Everyday Thought

Peace and Justice Studies Association

Voices of New York Traditions

Open Folklore Initiative

Oral History Association

Oregon Folklife Program

Orion Magazine

Ozark Community Congress

Ozark Folk Ways: Heritage, Crafts, Art and Culture Center

Ozarks at Large

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

Philadelphia Folklore Project

Preservation Kentucky

Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History

Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching

Rethinking Schools

The Rights Angle: Human Rights Education Using the Newspaper created by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Center.The Rural Assembly

Rural School and Community Trust

The Rural Blog

Sabine Schmidt Photography

Small-Mart: Ideas and Tools for Building Local, Healthy Economies.

The Southern Foodways Alliance

Social Justice Fund

Teaching for Change

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Social Practices Arts Network

South Arts

Southern Poverty Law Center

Sow True, Seed Saving Information

Sustainable Music, Jeff Todd Titon

Teaching for Change.

Teaching Tolerance

Terry Tempest Williams

The Vermont Folklife Center

The Veteran’s History Project,

Western Folklife Center

Western Kentucky University, Folk Studies

Wisconsin Folks

Wormfarm Institute

Zinn Education Project