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Author: Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma

For last Friday's storytelling night and potluck, with the theme of “sharing food," summer intern Lauren Otto was the first to kick off the narratives. She recalled her holiday experiences, when food had the capability to unite families. From others in our community, we heard funny stories and serious stories, timeless memories and recent occurrences. And...

Summer is always our busy season at The Huss Project and this summer is no exception. We have plenty of opportunities to get involved—from work days to gardening, summer lunches to storytelling events, and, of course, Huss Future Festival 2016! We'd love to see you this summer!   Huss work days Saturdays, 9:00am - 1:00pm We have plenty of...

Thanks to the fantastic work of Daniel Ferrell, one of our *culture is not optional summer interns, we have a beautiful video showcasing the highlights of this year's Future Festival. While we've produced videos of past festivals (2010 and 2013), Daniel's talents have taken this video far beyond what we've previously been able to accomplish. In...

We have a new feature in the garden this year: a sign! For years we've wanted to have a more official marker for the garden space and we're excited that we finally got around to designing, building, and installing a sign this summer. Welcome to the Huss Gardens!...

I can see clearly now the rain is gone. This year's Future Fest celebration built on traditions, memories, and relationships developed over the event's six-year history. But there was one noticeable difference that no one could ignore: this time the rains came! After a vibrant morning of fun, music, and rummage, the day was punctuated with a riot of thunder,...

Editor's note: For the third year running, our friend and local poet Elisabeth Wenger wrote a beautiful poem to help us celebrate Future Festival. She's become the Huss Poet Laureate. Thank you, Elisabeth! Come! Let me embrace you in my arms of gentle rage, taught as bowstring, tight as catgut, a tug you and I both recognize. Let me...

We'll have a full report with details, photos, and video up soon, but we wanted to take the earliest opportunity to thank everyone who participated in Future Festival 2015 to make it a great day for our community! Thank you to all of the organizations who organized games for the Coin Carnival. Thank you to the...