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Rural Action welcomes international fellows

“This problem isn’t just about containing elephants to the park borders. When farmers lose their crops, they go into the forest and cut down trees for charcoal. So now, there’s ... Read More

New Rural Action staff member to expand native plant resources


Gary Conley recently joined Rural Action as the Native Plant Nursery Manager. As the manager of the newest social enterprise at Rural Action, Gary comes to the organization as a ... Read More

Student’s upcycling leads to career journey with UpCycle Ohio


It sometimes feels like the Community Makerspace and UpCycle Ohio were the missing stitches in Hannah Eppler’s college experience. Hannah, a recent graduate of Ohio University and avid upcycler, said ... Read More

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.