Genesis Farm is a learning center for Earth studies. It welcomes all people of good will in the search for alternative ways to achieve true human and ecological well-being. It focuses on the connections between the health of our global commons of air, water, land, and nature, and the health of our local communities and bioregons. Founded by the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, New Jersey, it is rooted in a spirituality that reverences Earth as a primary revelation of the divine. Since 1986 Genesis Farm has been a part of the Community and theSupported Agriculture (CSA) movement.
Participatory Avenues acts as focal point for sharing information and technical progress on community-based mapping and Participatory GIS (PGIS). The website provides ample documentation on Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM), an efficient tool for merging indigenous technical knowledge and traditional spatial information. P3DM applications include community-based natural resources management, collaborative research and planning, safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, resource use, control and tenure, and related conflict management.
PPgis.net serves as a global avenue for discussing issues, sharing experiences and good practices related to community mapping, participatory mapping, counter mapping, Public Participation GIS (PPGIS), Participatory GIS (PGIS), and other geo-spatial information technologies and systems used to support integrated conservation and development, sustainable natural resource management and customary property rights in developing countries and First Nations. Members of the network are able to share information and lessons learned and post questions, resource documents and announcements which are relevant to the practice.
Hilltown Families is a grassroot communications network for families in Western Massachusetts. HF is a source of information on local resources, family wellness and community action, giving local families a forum to network and explore issue of family wellness and community stability. Facilitated by long time activist, Sienna Wildfield.