Help Us Regenerate Rural One T-shirt at a Time

This year’s Radically Rural theme is Regenerate Rural. There are several definitions of regenerate that resonate with us, but my favorite is “to bring into renewed existence.” This year’s sessions will dive into the regeneration of whole systems that affect our social fabric, from transit to land access and beyond. While we find value in Read more…


Radically Rural: From small to mid-sized America

Radically Rural builds powerful networks of passionate, engaged, innovative people willing to share ideas and resources and take action to strengthen their small communities across the country. One of the ways we achieve this mission is by freely sharing our resources. At last year’s summit, one of our Community Journalism Track speakers, Christiaan Mader, asked Read more…


Announcing Radically Rural biotech

In 2023, Radically Rural’s parent organization, Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship (HGC), participated in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC). GAFC funding is intended to build strategic partnerships that support the launch, growth, and scale of STEM/R&D-focused small businesses.  After winning $50,000 in Stage One funding, HGC began recruiting partner Read more…


2023 Solutions Hunt

Radically Rural hosted its first ever Solutions Hunt during the 2023 Summit. Attendees were encouraged to explore downtown Keene in order to find local organizations and businesses that are making our community better. Not only do these solutions fill a need in our community, but they are also replicable models for other communities. The solutions Read more…


Play as Community Engagement

On September 28th, Radically Rural hosted a pop-up station for hands-on community engagement inspired by Dream Play Build by James Rojas and John Kamp. The station was facilitated by Our Neighborhood, Our Future founders Jessica Haag and Brandon Latham .  Our Neighborhood, Our Future began in the Spring of 2023 through New Leaders Council (NLC) NH. NLC fellows, Brandon and Jessica, recognized disparities across NH in Read more…


Radically Rural on the Road: Wyoming County, NY

We know that folks who attend Radically Rural LOVE their communities. That’s why the prize for our event app game last year was a visit from the RR team to the winner’s hometown so that we could feature them and share what’s working. Last week, the Radically Rural team visited winner Jackie Swaby, Executive Director Read more…


What to do while you are here

Radically Rural Afterparty Thursday, September 28 @ 7:00-10:30 PM | Brewbakers Cafe Join NOVA ARTS and Radically Rural at the second annual Radically Rural Afterparty with performances by The Gaslight Tinkers and Billy Wylder. African, Caribbean, Funk, Reggae, and Latin grooves meet traditional fiddle music. It’s the genre-bending future of the music of the past. Read more…


Plan Your Trip to Keene, NH

Are you coming to Radically Rural from outside of New England? It’s time to start planning your trip for this year’s summit on September 27-28. The magic of our in person experience comes from using our main street as a conference center. We can’t wait to share all of our favorite places with you. Get Read more…


Radically Rural on the Road: Plymouth, NH

Plymouth, NH We know that folks who attend Radically Rural LOVE their communities. That’s why the prize for our event app game last year was a visit from the RR team to the winner’s hometown so that we could feature them and share what’s working.Last week, the Radically Rural team visited winner Matty Leighton, Facility and Operations Read more…


2023 Keynotes Announced

September 27 @ 9:00 AM | The Colonial Theater Mainstage Join us for a keynote panel on building a narrative that elevates rural as a place of opportunity through storytelling of local leaders. Speakers include: Gloria Dickerson lives in Sunflower County, Mississippi and is the founder and CEO of We2gether Creating Change, a not-for-profit organization, whose mission Read more…


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