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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

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

Popa gestures to the "Projects" area of the Makerspace that she made for makers.

Service member Mary Popa curates upcycled art exhibition

AmeriCorps VISTA Mary Popa is sharing her skills with not only her host site, Rural Action’s social enterprise Community MakerSpace, at 751 West Union ... 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

Celebrate new True Pigments facility at the groundbreaking June 29

Millfield, Ohio—The groundbreaking for the first phase of the True Pigments Acid Mine Drainage Treatment and Pigment Production Facility will occur at 10 a.m. on ... 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

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

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

Mineland reclamation revives historic hotel

Thanks to collaboration between Rural Action and many partners, Vinton County’s sole and historic hotel will once again be in operation at the heart of ... Read More

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