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…

Emergency funds and resources available to you during COVID-19

Various county agencies are working to provide immediate emergency relief services as St. Joseph County’s economic situation continues to decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are updating in real time funds/resources that individuals, families, nonprofits and businesses can apply for and take advantage of at this time. Because the situation of this pandemic is…

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…

Films for our Future

Spring film fest to focus on environment

This just in: The Huss Project is partnering with River Country Solidarity and Transformations Spirituality Center to bring you seven films in six weeks leading up to Earth Day! Spread across two locations, the series begins on March 18 in Kalamazoo and ends on April 23 in Three Rivers. REGISTER NOW! Films for our Future…

Alek & Deborah

Friends of Huss: Alek and Deborah

During this giving season, we’ve asked donors why they have chosen to become a Friend of Huss! Alek and Deborah Haak-Frost, long-term community members of *culture is not optional, provided a few of their thoughts: Alek: “I believe in the cause. I believe community building can solve a variety of issues. While nationally, divisiveness and…

1920s Huss School

Huss alumni story: Mary Recher

Mary Recher attended Huss starting in Kindergarten in 1935 and stayed there until 7th grade when she went to junior high. Below are memories she shared with Elizabeth, a former intern at the Huss Project. Thank you Mary for letting us share your wonderful memories of Huss! If you or someone you know would like…

If you believe in the beauty of working with nature, become a Friend of Huss

In the giant network of living beings that we are a part of, Huss is a small puzzle piece in rejuvenating the life-giving connections to nature that are all around us—especially in connection to the urban farm but beyond that as well. Permaculture is a design discipline that seeks to work with the patterns of…

Aluminum walls

Beauty in the details: Upcycled Aluminum

In the spirit of adding more aesthetic flare to our renovation project and continuing with the upcycling project that was started in building the pavilion, we decided to bring some corrugated texture inside the Imaginarium. To build an accessible bathroom in the Imaginarium, we combined two small rooms (a tiny bathroom and a pantry) into…

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…

Imaginarium brick

Beauty in the details: Exposing brick walls

When planning and implementing the Imaginarium renovation project, we looked for a number of ways to enliven the space and highlight the character of this historic building. One of the ways we’ve done that is by taking off the thick layers of old plaster on the southern walls of the Imaginarium to expose the hundred…

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…