Our News & Events


Farm Out 2019

  FARM OUT 2019 on April 27th, 9 am - 5 pm    Students in grades 5th - 8th are invited to our 350-acre organic farm for a day of fun (and educational) farm activities!  The theme this year is "food cycle, recycle".  All activities, goodies, and lunch are free to participants.  

Posted in: Events, Farm and Kitchen, Grow, Stewardship


Environmental Information Event a Success at Olney

More than fifty people attended the Health and Community Impacts of Oil and Gas Development meeting at Olney Friends School. Experts shared their knowledge about fracking and local residents were given the opportunity to share their stories and ask questions.

Posted in: Import, Stewardship, Stories


Ohio Environmental Council Public Informational Meeting

Saturday, August 6, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Olney Friends School Main Building, Seminar and Collection Rooms 61830 Sandy Ridge Road Barnesville, Ohio

Posted in: Archives, Stewardship, Stories


Olney Hosts Environmental Advocacy Groups

Featured: Jill Hunkler (CBAR, Olney Ambassador); Lauren Miller (OEC); Laura Burns (Moms Clean Air Force); Sharon Wilson (FLIR camera operator, Earthworks);  Nadia Steinzer (Earthworks); Laura Arenschield (Envrionmental Reporter for the Columbus Dispatch). Photo credit: John Morgan

Posted in: Featured, Import, Stewardship


Protecting our Watershed

     The Farm at Olney Friends School is practicing the Quaker tenet of stewardship by taking care of our water. We have planted cover crops including winter rye, wheat, and Austrian field peas to protect Livezey Lake, which sits at the top of the Captina Creek watershed.

Posted in: Featured, Import, Stewardship


Olney Receives Recycling Grant

Decades of environmental stewardship are paying off for Olney Friends School in the form of a $5,000 grant that will be used to create a new recycling center on campus.

Posted in: Import, Stewardship


Community Service an Integral Part of an Olney Education

FLUSHING, Ohio – Students and faculty at Olney Friends School are thankful for many things. From their beautiful, 350-acre campus to their newly opened, state-of-the-art Stillwater Science Center, members of the Olney community recognize that they have much for which to be grateful.

Posted in: Activities and Events, Import, Life at Olney, Stewardship, Stories, Students


Stewardship, Conservation Are Key Elements of Olney's Program

BARNESVILLE, Ohio – Members of the Olney Friends School community have long treasured the pastoral setting of our 350-acre campus, which provides the opportunity for students to help grow their own food and to study their natural environment. But a new challenge to Olney’s stance on stewardship now comes from the [...]

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