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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

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

Appalachian Understories Backpacking Trip Builds Community

On a rainy Friday evening in late September, a few folks set out on a six-mile backpacking excursion on the Buckeye Trail. Led by Appalachian ... Read More

Follow the Food: Firehouse Cooperative

Since April, one of the Chesterhill Produce Auction’s newest customers has been Firehouse, officially named the Student Cooperative Organization (SCO). Located in Athens, Ohio, Firehouse ... Read More

Rural Action helps bring fresh produce to flood victims

“Yay, we’re gonna get to can beans!” one woman exclaimed as Rural Action’s Sustainable Agriculture team unloaded bushels of green beans. She shared how her ... 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 ... Read More

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Debbie Phillips to participate in Building a Better Ohio White House event

The Plains, Ohio – Debbie Phillips, CEO of Rural Action, will participate in Communities in Action: Building a Better Ohio, a roundtable discussion at the ... 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 ... Read More

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Writing in the Woods with Appalachian Understories

At the Nature Writing Workshop hosted by Appalachian Understories, participants were able to explore their creativity while strolling along the two mile John Knouse path ... Read More

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Fighting Pollution with Innovation

Why is it taking so long?

That’s a question Michelle Shively MacIver fielded from a potential investor in True Pigments, a social enterprise of Rural Action ... Read More

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