March 21, 2011

Radical Roots Project Wins e-Appalachia Website of the Year

The Radical Roots Project is excited to have been honored with this years e-Appalachia Award for Outstanding Website by the Appalachian Studies Association (ASA). The award, which was first issued in 2002, is based on the content, design and mission statement of websites dealing with Appalachia and its people. We are thrilled to join such a prestigious group of sites, which in previous years have been Journey Up Coal River, I Love Mountains, and the Kentucky Artisan Heritage Trails. Radical Roots founder Taylor Kirkland, and website designer David Lezette accepted the award on March 12th in Richmond, KY at ASA's 34th Annual Conference. 

So what's next? I still have several interviews going out to publishers. A photo essay is on the burners. More interviews are on their way in the following months. We're getting wild amounts of traffic here on the blog so keeping it up to date keeps these fingers busy. I'm also seeking funds to develop Radical Roots into an organization that will work with youth on cultural preservation and documentary skills here in the mountains of North Carolina. The roots of this project are really starting to develop--and I need help. If you'd like to help nourish us you can make a tax deductible donation by contacting Taylor at 

Thanks so much for all who made this award possible!

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