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‘Farm to Food Pantry Project’ moves food from farmers to pantries

By Keri Johnson, AmeriCorps VISTA

Thanks to funding from Feeding America and a partnership with Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, more than $200,000 worth of fresh, ... Read More

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Sustainable Agriculture Director helps implement project in Tanzania alongside ECOWICE

By Molly Sowash, Sustainable Agriculture director

For many years, Rural Action has participated in the U.S. Department of State’s Community Solutions Program, which supports young professionals ... Read More

Southwest Borderlands

by Eleanor Reagan

The Southwest of the United States is a land of unparalleled beauty and diversity, and at the very core of its identity lies ... Read More

Cultivating Tradition, Empowering Indigenous Agriculture

by Eleanor Reagan

The San Xavier Farm Coop, located outside Tuscon, Arizona, is establishing a grain mill to further strengthen their commitment to revitalize the ... Read More

Reflections on Tucson: A City of Gastronomy

by Jessy Swisher

In May, 2022, I visited several iconic sites that are part of the heritage grain revolution in Tucson, Arizona, a UNESCO designated “Read More

Making quality food accessible in Appalachia

For the fourth year in a row, Rural Action helped provide thousands of produce prescriptions to Mid-Ohio Valley families to make healthy food — and ... Read More

From Africa to Appalachia

Local problems require global solutions. Nobody realizes this better than Darlington Mafa, of Zimbabwe, and Felician Ezekiel, of Tanzania, whom Rural Action hosted as Community ... 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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USDA funding will support Appalachian farms and food businesses

The Plains, Ohio- Funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of over $40 million will allow the Central Appalachia Network and partners throughout ... Read More

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