Spring break trip gets local press

Bruce Snook, who was part of our journalism panel for the spring break trip, has published an article about the trip over at River Country Journal. Also, the images captured by a photographer who was out at White Yarrow farm when our group visited have made their way into a story about CSAs. Boy, those…

Spring Break 2010: Day four

Raking: check. Well, the front yard at least. One of the themes of the week has been adjusting our sense of scale with the school as tasks take more time, more people and taller ladders than we expect. That said, our feeling after our last morning of school work was that we made quite a…

Spring Break in the “south”

Okay, so Three Rivers is only 80 miles from Grand Rapids, but at least it’s SOUTH! A small group of Calvin College students will be making their way down 131 on March 20 to spend a week in our fine town working at Huss School and connecting with people and resources throughout the community. We’ll…

Triple Ripple Community Gardens about to germinate

What happens when you get a couple of brilliant, creative, visionary community organizers together around the kitchen table for tea? Great things begin to grow–literally! We are so thrilled to welcome the efforts of Julianna and Brenda to the Huss School property for the coming growing season. It was a delight to walk with them…

Michigan morning radio inspiration

On the way to work this morning, we heard two stories from Michigan Public Radio that sparked connections for me with the Huss School project. One was about an old school building in Detroit that’s being converted into artist studios, retail space, offices and more. The other was this week’s edition in a series of…

Film class makes local media

We already linked to Bruce Snook’s article for the River Country Journal, but the local radio station and the Three Rivers Commercial-News have picked up the story as well (thanks, Elena!). The past few days have been a ton of work for the students and their professor, Daniel Garcia, but they look like they’re having…

Triple ripple effects

Bruce Snook has posted a wonderful story with audio and photos about our first adventure in hosting an educational program at Huss School. Rob and I are working in Grand Rapids this week, so we can’t be on site in Three Rivers to help host the students until tomorrow evening, but the process of getting…

Behold: The Weed Coffin

On Friday, June 12, we closed on Huss School. On Tuesday, June 16, Rob and I hit the road for a two-week speaking tour. The two weeks since our return from the tour have been a whirlwind of trying to catch up and stay on top of the many projects that have converged on us…

Cover with a damp towel and let rise.

Closing on Huss School and holding the actual keys in our hands opens up a world of possibilities. We, along with *cino and Three Rivers friends, are eager to get to work on everything from the nitty gritty details of cleaning to recruiting students for service and study. However… We’ve attempted to put all of…

Closing in the news

Elena Hines, managing editor at the Three Rivers Commercial News, was on hand at the closing on Friday to take photos and do interview for a story that appeared on yesterday’s front page. Thanks, Elena!