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Join us for our Holiday Open House 2023!

Rural Action will host its Holiday Open House on Dec. 12, 2023, at the Community Makerspace, located at 751 W Union St, Athens, OH 45701, ... Read More

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Wayne National Forest Proposes Changing Name to Buckeye National Forest

The US Forest Service is proposing to change the name of the Wayne National Forest to the Buckeye National Forest. The effort comes in response ... Read More

Truetown Groundbreaking recap

On June 29, True Pigments broke ground on the first phase of its acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment and pigment production facility near Millfield, Ohio.

The ... Read More

OhioHealth O’Bleness is leading Ohio’s hospital systems in sustainability

In 2016, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital looked at their waste production and began asking this question: what can we do about all of this?

That’s when they ... Read More

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Work with the conservation cohort

Rural Action’s Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps (AORC) program trains 70+ people a year in fields related to sustainable economic growth and ecological stewardship. The summer ... Read More

Exploring the heritage of our region

Written by Amy Nicolai, AmeriCorps Member

On the chilly (but very sunny) morning of Nov. 22, Rural Action’s Environmental Education team visited two local spots to ... Read More

Appalachian Educators Explore New Ways to Connect Nature to the Classroom

The pristine autumn fall colors and Burr Oak Lake served as the backdrop for the Appalachian Green Teachers Conference, held in late October each year ... 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

Heritage Grain Brings People Together in Yellow Springs

by Ciraran Lyons

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – Farmers, millers, brewers, bakers, entrepreneurs, and researchers convened for the first ever Heritage Grain School hosted by the Read More

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Local Food in Schools Keeps Dollars Local

by Michelle Ajamian

When Lynne Genter was hired to coordinate Farm to School purchases and education at Federal Hocking Schools, she used the cafeteria as her ... Read More

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