Recent News

Internship ‘Eye-Opening’ for Meigs Student

By Katy Cox, Meigs High School Student

My internship through Rural Action and the Environmental Education Council of Ohio was the first internship I have ever participated in. Through it, I ... Read More

Loomis-Amrhein is new Makerspace Manager

Gabby Loomis-Amrhein is a maker. She’s done straw bale construction. She loves woodworking. And she is a published poet. She’s also the new manager of the Community Makerspace.

“I see the ... Read More

Polanosky is Rural Action’s new Media Director

Alexandria Polanosky is the Media and Communications Director at Rural Action. She has a passion for community organizing, creative direction, multimedia production, marketing strategy and small-scale agriculture.

“One of my first ... Read More

Upcoming Events

Appalachian Ohio Watershed Council Meeting

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Location: Chauncey-Dover Community Park Details


The Appalachian Ohio Watershed Council will be meeting in-person and outside at the Chauncey-Dover Community Park. We will spend some time on updates and catching up, have lunch, and then...

Produce Auction

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Location: Chesterhill Produce Auction Details


Our fresh, local, produce auctions are full of amazing seasonal produce, flowers, and plant starts! Walk through begins at 3pm.

Woodshop Orientation Class

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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 woodshop. This intro course includes shop safety and basic function and anatomy of each tool....

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.