Creating vibrant communities through rural economic development and natural resource conservation.

How Can Pathfinders Help You?

Pathfinders is a non-profit organization that works with local citizens to develop and implement projects and programs that benefit the local community.

Pathfinders projects and programs are tied to rural economic development and/or natural resource conservation. Our current activities relate to local food, small business development, abandoned strip mine land reclamation, watershed protection, trail formation and tourism development.

Pathfinders’ ongoing services include a full service forestry program, small business loan program, fiscal agent services, grant writing and grant administration. Contact our office to learn more!

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NEW! Pathfinders Seeking New Owner for High Tunnel

Proposals due on or before 4:00 p.m. December 15, 2014

Pathfinders RC&D constructed a 34’ x 96’ high tunnel greenhouse in Fairfield, Iowa, that utilizes waste heat from a local manufacturing business.  The original use of the greenhouse was to grow vegetables to be sold to local schools.

Pathfinders RC&D is seeking proposals from groups/organizations interested in taking over ownership and management of the greenhouse and using it to benefit the community.

Download RFP

Learn more about greenhouse

Pathfinders RC&D Board Meeting
Monday, December 1
6:00 p.m.
Pathfinders RC&D Office
Women Caring For the Land curriculum manual

Pathfinders RC&D assisted with development of two activities included in Women Food and Agriculture Network's Women Caring for the Land curriculum manual. The manual is designed to improve outreach to female non-operator landowners interested in conservation.

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Download "Sowing Your Farm Quilt" activity photo pages (7.5 MB)