Imaginarium bookshelves

Beauty in the details: Imaginarium shelves

An integral part of the work we do at Huss is prioritizing beauty and acknowledging community relationships in everything we do, including our recent construction projects! Because we realize that our buildings and rooms intrinsically reflect what we value and have the capacity to shape opportunity, we were very intentional about the way we designed…

Huss Future Festival: Huss History Preview

In celebration of the Huss centennial, The Huss Project has done a bit of story digging with regard to this building and the people who have inhabited it! Though certainly not a full testament to the experiences here, we’ve collected interviews, photos and artwork of Huss community members who have participated at the Huss Elementary…

Someone has made a home in the new insectary that’s part of the Quiet Park at the Huss Project! Making your own insectary is easy—just create a container (we used a tube of wire fence held upright with stakes) and layer in stones, sticks, leaves, pine cones, pieces of bamboo, dry grasses and so on. Then watch to see who moves in!

Hussagram: New tenant in the Quiet Park

Someone has made a home in the new insectary that’s part of the Quiet Park at the Huss Project! Making your own insectary is easy—just create a container (we used a tube of wire fence held upright with stakes) and layer in stones, sticks, leaves, pine cones, pieces of bamboo, dry grasses and so on….

Hussagram: Chillin’ on the prairie dock

Hussagram: Chillin’ on the prairie dock

This little guy was just hanging out on the big leaves of the prairie dock in front of the Huss Project. Prairie dock is one of the native plants growing in the front beds, with huge leaves and a tall flower Spike with golden, daisy-like blooms. This year, we saved a dozen varieties of seed…

Hussagram: Follow this dragonfly to Future Fest!

Hussagram: Follow this dragonfly to Future Fest!

The dragonflies are LOVING the Huss Project Farm this year and they can’t wait to take you on a whimsical, winding tour this coming Saturday during Huss Future Fest 2018! They’ll be available 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. to demonstrate their skill at balancing on top of ropes, fences, posts, Jerusalem artichoke stalks, and many more vertical…

Hussagram: Help wanted!

Hussagram: Help wanted!

Look at these lovelies working away to get the Huss Project ready for Future Fest…and they need your help! Huss Future Fest is a HUGE exchange of gifts and we’d be so grateful if you’d consider adding your time and skills to the mix. Here are the upcoming work days when you can pitch in…

Hussagram: Quiet Park coming soon!

Hussagram: Quiet Park coming soon!

For several years, we’ve been tossing around an idea to turn a portion of the Huss Project property into a small park designed for quiet reflection and observation of the wild creatures in our neighborhood. In the past few weeks, we’ve identified dozens of trees and plants, marked and mowed and path, and narrowed down…

Hussagram: Butterfly weed in bloom!

Hussagram: Butterfly weed in bloom!

The butterfly weed is blooming at the Huss Project Farm! This is a bright orange variety of milkweed that attracts pollinators, and more pollinators means more veggies. This year, we’re growing food on about an acre of our land for our community of volunteers and our neighbors, especially those who have a hard time affording…

Hussagram: Thank you, Trinity!

Hussagram: Thank you, Trinity!

Thank you to our friends at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Three Rivers for all of the many ways your congregations supports our work! You have helped make our community feel like home for so many and we’re grateful for your generosity, love, and compassion.

Hussagram: Plugging away on Future Fest!

Hussagram: Plugging away on Future Fest!

The 2018 Future Fest committee has been meeting for several months already, and now that the weather has warmed up, we’ve moved operations to the “office” at the Huss Project. Those of us who have served before—Andy, Julie, Rob, Kirstin, Deborah, Elisabeth, and Annelie—are very excited about new committee members Nicole, Kim, and Angela bringing…

Hussagram: Share your story

Hussagram: Share your story

We all have stories to tell. On June 22, friends and neighbors came together at the Huss Project to talk, share stories, and eat way too much dessert. Our brave host kicked the night off by introducing the event with a story of his own—one down. Then we’d exchange glances, nudging our friends, mouthing an encouraging…

Hussagram: Summer lunches at Huss

Hussagram: Summer lunches at Huss

Driving past the Huss Project at noon on a weekday you won’t find an empty parking lot or vacant picnic benches. What you will see are kids with chalk covered hands and dirt smudged clothing taking a break from their summer adventures to sit with their friends and partake in rarity: a true free lunch….