TRIPLE your donation to the Huss Project!

We started a fundraiser last week to raise $5,000 that would then be matched by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). We just received word from the Fibre Converters Foundation: they will provide an additional $5,000 match if we meet our goal! This means your donation will be tripled to help support our work. We’ve…

White Pines

Planting trees to honor the earth: Mapping our white pines

Happy Earth Day! Today is the 50th anniversary of the first celebration on April 22, 1970, when over 20 million people participated in teach-ins, rallies, and workshops, in the largest show of support for any cause in U.S. history! In honor of Earth Day 2020, we at the Huss Project are celebrating the lives of…

All public events at Huss are cancelled until further notice

Dear friends, As you can imagine, we’ve been spending a lot of time researching coronavirus trends and practices, and discerning how to apply that learning responsibly to *culture is not optional (our parent organization) activities. The pattern we’ve seen in several other countries is a rapid spike in the number of cases of a virus…

*cino community

Three opportunities to work with us at the Huss Project

The past year has been a time of incredible growth for *culture is not optional, our parent organization, and we are thrilled to be recruiting folks to join us in our work here in Three Rivers, with three different levels of commitment. Whether for ten weeks this coming summer or for an open-ended period of…

Films for our Future

The importance of watching hard films in community

Starting March 19, we’ll be showing a series of seven films about environmental issues leading up to Earth Day. Chemicals, fracking, plastic, impending climate doom—why in the world would you want to participate in this film festival, must less pay money just to feel depressed and overwhelmed? Good question! We’re glad you asked. Think for…

NEW! Huss Project Resident Caretaker Position

A big piece of the future vision for the Huss Project is to have living space for a residential community. Though this goal is still a long way off, we’re very excited to announce a new resident caretaker position. The caretaker (or caretakers) will live in a sweet, small house just to the south of…

Friendsgiving Tuesday

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by becoming a Friend of Huss!

Twas the day after Cyber Monday and all through the Huss, MANY creatures were stirring, imagining flourishing for all of us! We’ve just about made it through a busy holiday weekend crammed with glorifications of overspending after a day of giving thanks: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. And then we come to…

Future Festival Art Tent

Words from Friends: Molly and Rob

As we continue to build our community of supporters through our Friends of Huss campaign, we’ll be asking our Friends to share what excites them about the Huss Project. The first in our series is from Molly and Rob: We find so many aspects of the Huss Project very exciting. Huss provides a place for…

We need YOU to become a Friend of Huss!

One year ago today, we announced our most audacious plan yet for the Huss Project: we were going to try to raise $50,000, have it matched with a $50,000 grant from the State of Michigan, and then build a Front Porch Pavilion and new public space called the Imaginarium on the north end of Huss….

Future Festival 2019 photo booth!

Check out all of the amazingly creative neighbors who participated in this year’s Future Festival photo booth! Photos are now online at our Flickr account. Peruse them all and find your photo! A special thank you again to campers and counselors at Habonim Dror Camp Tavor for painting this year’s photo booth backdrop—it is a…

Imaginarium bookshelves

Annual Future Festival poem: Construction Anthem

For many years running, local poet Elisabeth Wenger has written a special poem for the occasion of Huss Future Festival and this year was thankfully no different. She has a beautiful way of capturing the spirit of a moment and connecting it with larger movements at work. We’re so grateful that we’ve officially named her…

Hussagram: Summer lunches at Huss

Summer lunches start next week!

For the 7th year running, *culture is not optional is partnering with Three Rivers Community Schools to provide FREE summer lunches for kids at the Huss Project.  Any school-aged child, from anywhere, are eligible to receive a free lunch! Lunches will be distributed Monday through Friday from 11:45-noon, from June 10 to August 9 (there are no lunches on July 4). Lunch will…