Members of a Tusculum College service-learning class helped Thursday in the clean-up process at Rural Resources. Students helped remove items from the remains of the office/outdoor classroom building, which caught fire as the result of a lightning strike during a storm last week. The students also assisted in salvaging items from the building that had housed Rural Resources’ offices, a kitchen, and storage areas, including trying to clean some of the furniture that was not destroyed. A load of planting soil had been recently stored in the building, which the students were able to remove to be used for gardens. Rural Resources staff were appreciative of the students’ help in their efforts in the clean-up which is ongoing as the organization continues to serve the community through its many programs. Rural Resources works to educate the community in the preservation and improvement of agricultural, to preserve local rural heritage and develop a locally sustainable system of producing and marketing agricultural products. To learn ways to help Rural Resources in its recovery, please visit its Web site.