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Dane from Flowerfield Enterprises was gracious enough to come out last Monday evening to Triple Ripple Community Garden to teach a group of us about making compost tea, which is a natural fertilizer that helps balance the bacteria and fungi in our soil.  We were all very impressed by the depth of his knowledge about...

These last few weeks of January have been difficult for all of us, and feels like it was ages ago that we were in our garden at Huss digging up the last of our vegetables. But we have been reminded of those days recently when we made Potato and Kale Skillet Gratin with the last of our...

It is true that the members of the *culture is not optional community love food. We meet together and eat food on a regular basis, particularly our Friday night community dinners. We all have our specialties, so we usually make dishes that play off those specialties. For a Supper Club it's a bit different, because many...

On Saturday, September 21, we gathered in the historic barn at Maple Tree Meadows for an Underground Supper Club to raise money for the Huss Project.  The *cino staff ran around the barnyard like chickens with their heads cut off cooking, serving, bussing and pouring drinks.  Our gracious host for the evening was Karla Kauffman,...

For the second year, we're hosting Family Fun Nights once a week at the Huss Project! We have been blessed with much more rain this year than we had last year and that's been wonderful -- especially for the Garden. But it also has meant that most of our Family Fun Nights have had to move indoors....

During last Friday's workday, *cino interns (like Chelsea, above) and staff prepared the old Kindergarten Room for a Storytelling Night that evening. The room has come along way in the last year; the drop ceiling is entirely gone, which makes the space feel so much more open! But the biggest, most exciting work in recent...

In less than a month, The Huss Project will host our Fourth Annual Future Festival! Last year we had a great variety of art vendors (as seen above). We had everything from felt mushrooms sewn by Emily Ulmer to paintings of vegetables by Larry-Michael Hackenberg to graffiti of sea creatures on records by Thomas Brothers. This...

It's getting hotter and hotter out there and we all need to keep hydrated! Ainsley Rynders, *cino summer intern, fills glasses full of water to wash down a freshly made chicken pad thai at our most recent Underground Supper Club. We are passionate about cooking, and we love to share it with others; but, like...

(Past and present *cino staffers during a spring break service-learning program in March. Left to right: Deborah Haak, Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma, Elizabeth Brouwer, Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma, Jordan Skinner, Jay Howard, Kyle Luck.) In the midst of our often chaotic lives, we must remember to be joyful ("though we have considered all the facts"). *culture is not optional has been...