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Whole Farm Planning & Mentoring

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Are you looking to start a farm? Do you have plans to begin selling a food product? Are you a few years into operating your farm or food business and could benefit from refining your business plan? Join a small cohort of beginning farmers to learn from topic experts and a committed farm mentor. The Whole Farm Planning & Mentoring...

Earth Day Show and Tell: Virtual Field Trip

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Location: Virtual Registration/Home Activities


Come to our virtual Earth Day show-and-tell Friday, April 16th to show us what you love most about this planet. Maybe it's a morel mushroom after a nice rain, a skull you picked up on a hike, or a great story of a time you enjoyed nature. After you share your favorite parts of nature, we will share how we...

Middle Tuscarawas Watershed Tour

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Location: Virtual More Info/Register


Join Rural Action for a Watershed Tour on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (This event was originally scheduled last fall but was canceled at the time because of rising COVID-19 cases in Ohio.) This will be a drive-it-yourself tour with speakers at each of the stops. The topics include: Abandoned Coal Mines Dams on our Rivers and Streams...

Citizen Science Saturday: Wildflower Walk

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Location: Tom Jenkins Dam Details


Rural Action's Environmental Education team will lead you on a Wildflower Walk for Citizen Science Saturday. The walk will start at Tom Jenkins Dam on Burr Oak Lake in Glouster. Two times are available: Noon-1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Registration is required. To join us, please email us to let us know what time and how many participants you intend...

Build Your Own Solar Generator Workshop

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Location: UpCycle Ohio Community Makerspace Details


Have you ever wanted to build your own solar generator? Are you interested in having backup solar power at home? This class will teach participants the fundamentals of building a compact and sustainable 200W solar electric generator. The materials and tools for the class will be provided by Rural Action and the Community MakerSpace. A supply list will be available...

Tree Planting in Tuscarawas

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Help us plant 450 trees along the Tuscarawas River on April 20. We'll begin work at 9 a.m. at the following coordinates: 40°23'19.4"N 81°24'29.4"W. For more information, email Vicki at vicki@ruralaction.org

Whole Farm Planning & Mentoring

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Are you looking to start a farm? Do you have plans to begin selling a food product? Are you a few years into operating your farm or food business and could benefit from refining your business plan? Join a small cohort of beginning farmers to learn from topic experts and a committed farm mentor. The Whole Farm Planning & Mentoring...

Septic Solutions Virtual Meeting

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Location: Virtual Register Here


Failing septic systems release 120 million gallons of improperly treated wastewater into Ohio water resources — every day. Is your Household Sewage Treatment System (HSTS) contributing to this problem? Join us for a discussion about the barriers you see and solutions to septic system maintenance in your community. Is your septic system operating properly? Do you have questions for the...

Medical Supplies Collection Event

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Location: Athens Community Center Details


To celebrate Earth Day and reduce the amount of materials going to the landfill, Rural Action and MedWish International will hold a collection event for used and new medical supplies at the Athens Community Center. Items such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, CPAP machines, oxygen equipment, wound care supplies, bandages, shower seats, other mechanical items, splints, slings, diabetic supplies and other...

Chesterhill Produce Auction Opening Day

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Location: Chesterhill Produce Auction Details


Opening Day for the 2021 season starts April 26th at 4 pm. The walk through will start at 3 pm this year allowing 10 people on the floor at a time. Customers will enter by the Food Cart door and exit off the porch. Masks will be required for entry. We will have the Country Store open this year as...

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