The featured projects shared below were developed and launched through a Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) grant. CBPAR is quite a mouth full, but beyond the title, it represents groups of community members coming together, seeking to define the needs of their own communities, and then doing something about it. The Leading from the Roots grant began in June 2018 with a small group of Heritage Craftspeople, Culture Bearers, and Traditional Artists who came together at Arbutus Folk School to plan collective research and actions in the Pacific Mountain region of Southwest Washington State. The projects featured below represent only a portion of the community action projects cultivated by the Leading from the Roots team. September 30, 2020 marks the end of the grant project in Southwestern Washington, however the community members will continue the work of meeting their communities' needs through the projects below and the new skills they are gained through the experience.