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Rural Action collaborates with local students on chimney swift project

Jeffrey Baker, a science teacher for the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center’s ALPHA School Program, said the project began about six years ago after ... Read More

National service members help divert books from waste stream

Written by Seth Kern, AmeriCorps member with Zero Waste

On a mission to rejuvenate Fleming Township’s environment, the Rural Action Zero Waste team spearheaded a significant ... Read More

Member feature: Ted Bernard recounts career, involvement in Rural Action’s roots

Rural Action member Ted Bernard has been with Rural Action since the beginning — through a friendship with Carol Kuhre, he helped the organization transition ... Read More

Alice Ross recognized for her commitment to community

Rural Action awarded Tuscarawas County resident Alice Ross with its 2023 Volunteer Sustainability Award at its annual meeting on June 6.

Nominated by Leadership and Service ... Read More

AmeriCorps and Rural Action help preserve Athens County history in Kilvert

In early April, a crew of AmeriCorps and Rural Action staff from the Zero Waste, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Forestry programs were tasked with clearing out ... Read More

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Community helps fund loan for Peck’s Farm in less than a month

Amber Peck, the owner of Peck’s Farm in Waterford, Ohio, humanely raises pastured broiler chickens and heritage turkeys. A recently funded Kiva Loan ... Read More

Rural Action commends Jackie O’s with 2023 Sustainable Business Award

At its 2023 Annual Meeting in June, Rural Action recognized one local business’s longtime commitment to sustainability. It awarded Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery, ... Read More

Washington County teens receive Rural Action 2023 Sustainability Award

Rural Action recognized two Washington County teens at its 2023 Annual Meeting for their outstanding passion and work in agricultural education.

Rural Action awarded Fort Frye ... Read More

Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District volunteer event made possible thanks to ServeOhio grant

The Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District (AHSWD) has been awarded a 2023 ServeOhio Day Project Grant to improve the counties’ only center for hard-to-recycle materials facility.

On ... Read More

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The Local Butcher opens in Athens County

Chase Meeks, meat processing team leader at The Local Butcher, opened a tall metal door to display a room full of beef and pork carcasses ... Read More

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