Environmental and Cultural
Heritage Awareness Exhibitors
Visit the Environmental and Cultural Awareness Exhibits to discover the people and organizations devoted to conserving Florida's cultural heritage and natural resources, from endangered species and vital rivers, to artists, educators and historical sites. The organizations listed below are just a sampling of previous festival participants.
Edible Plant Project is a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the propagation and distribution of plants with edible properties that are native to north and central Florida. Sales of fruit trees, seeds and other food-producing plants that are appropriate for North-Central Florida.
Florida Banjo Society is dedicated to the preservation and teaching of the Old Time Banjo styles that were popular prior to the early part of the 20th Century. The Banjo Society annual hosts the Old-Time Banjo Contest and seeks contestants that honor and preserve this part of our culture and perform it publicly. They will be located near the Under the Oaks Stage Sunday afternoon during the Banjo Contest.
Florida State Fiddle Association works to increase communication among fiddlers and other oldtime musicians in the State of Florida. They hold an annual convention and conduct the Florida State Fiddle Contest. The fiddle contest is held Saturday of the Florida Folk Festival at the Heritage and Dance Stage. The Florida State Fiddle Association booth is located near the Heritage and Dance Stage.
Four Rivers Audubon Society is an environmental education group dedicated to environmental education, volunteer clean-ups and other projects, and management counseling.
Friends of Florida Folk, Inc located at the top of the Amphitheater Hill has performer recordings and Friends of Florida Folk merchandise
Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities Project, sponsored by University of Florida, focuses on Florida seafood, its heritage, diversity, and plight after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Information about the various seafood industries along the Florida Gulf coastline and outcomes associated with the oil spill. Regional watermen will share stories of their fisheries in their generation, and generations gone by. Daily seafood cooking lessons, taste tests, oyster tonging and cast net throwing.
North Florida Folk Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping acoustic artists, their fans and venues keep up with what's going on around the First Coast
Paddle Florida, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote water conservation, wildlife preservation, restoration of springs and protection of waterways in Florida.
Save Our Suwannee is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating others about the importance of protecting our water—the rivers, the aquifer, and the drinking water supply. T-shirt sales help to support the work of the organization.
Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum (Located at the Seminole Family Camp) Seminole and Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum inspired merchandise and books.
Suwannee/St. Johns Sierra Club promotes protection of the environment. Information, t-shirts, greeting cards and bags available.
Will McLean Foundation for Florida Heritage in Music presents material designed to educate about environmental protection and cultural preservation through the works of Will McLean and other Florida artists influenced by him. Located at Marketplace.
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