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The sign for the Community Makerspace at 751 W. Union St. in Athens.

Meet Maker Nathan Vieland

By Keri Johnson, AmeriCorps VISTA member

Nathan Vieland is an Athens, Ohio native, an instructor at the Community Makerspace, and artist whose mediums include 3D modeling, ... Read More

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Meet Maker Aubrey jo Blue

By Keri Johnson, AmeriCorps VISTA

Though Makerspace Maker Aubrey jo Blue hails from northwestern Ohio and moved to Athens County less than a year ago, they’ve ... Read More

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Member Spotlight: Ariel- student, volunteer, sustaining member

By Keri Johnson, AmeriCorps VISTA

Ariel Chamberlain joined Rural Action in 2020 as a monthly sustaining member after finding that the organization’s mission aligns perfectly with ... Read More

Two people lean over 10 white trays in two rows to sort fish.

AmeriCorps helps guide alumna’s career, ambitions

Though Kelly Love is now pursuing her Master in Environmental Studies through the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at Ohio University, she has ... Read More

Field Notes: February Joy

By Joe Brehm, Chief Program Officer

When I asked participants at a recent animal tracking workshop hosted by Appalachian Understories what they really wanted to see ... Read More

Volunteering, NestWatch, and Thoughts of Spring

By Dan Vorisek, Environmental Education Director

On a day that brought the first wind and snow of the season to Athens, a group of Rural Action ... Read More

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EE Takes it to the Edge

By Amy Nicolai, AmeriCorps AORC Member

The Rural Action Environmental Education team (plus Trevor from Camp Oty’Okwa) road-tripped to the Edge of Appalachia’s Eulett Center for ... Read More

Meet Maria: Q&A with Zero Waste’s new co-director

Meet Maria Bonner, Rural Action’s newest Zero Waste program co-director! Maria was previously the Zero Waste Program Manager, and she is stepping into this new ... Read More

Southeast Ohio Fiberworks sees success from Rural Action-endorsed Kiva loan

By Keri Johnson, AmeriCorps VISTA member

Rural Action has endorsed loans through Kiva for businesses and producers, including Snowville Creamery, Wildcat Ridge Farms, and Green Edge ... Read More

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Rural Action Recommends: Podcast Edition

Winter is a great time to stay home, try one of the recipes on Chesterhill Produce Auction’s blog, and listen to a new podcast!

Our staff ... Read More

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