Recent News

Co-Founder Carol Kuhre Kept Focus on Community

Carol Kuhre is sitting on the couch at her home in New Marshfield amid stacks of books, recalling the “vivid” dreams she had last night. The details are vague, but ... Read More

Learn About Backyard Composting in DIY Composting Class

Join Appalachian Ohio Zero Waste Initiative and Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers’ compost facility for a free class on the benefits, effectiveness, and joy of backyard composting! Learn how to easily turn ... Read More

Madison Donohue is RA’s Tourism Specialist

Madison Donohue didn’t waste time when she started the first of her two AmeriCorps terms with Rural Action. She pitched a bike tour to Environmental Education Director Joe Brehm, who ... Read More

Upcoming Events

Metalshop Orientation

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Location: UpCycle Ohio Community Makerspace Details


Learn the ins and outs of the most commonly used tools in the Community Makerspace metalshop. This intro course includes shop safety and basic function and anatomy of each tool....

LGBTQIAlterations

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Location: UpCycle Ohio Community Makerspace Details


An opportunity for queer folx to thrift shop and learn how to upcycle their garments in a way that best fits their personal style. Can’t find clothes that are right...

Rush Creek Mine Scarred Lands Assessment Project Public Meeting

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Location: Perry County Senior Center Details


We are preparing to begin environmental assessments on mine scarred lands in the Headwaters of the Rush Creek Watershed in Perry County, Ohio and we need your input & participation!...

Rural Action is a membership-based nonprofit organization based in Appalachian Ohio. Since 1991, our mission has been to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways.