Hussagram: Watering

Triple Ripple Community Gardens coordinator Julianna Sauber waters the plants in the garden during the summer of 2010, our first growing season at the garden.  The garden has grown over 1,000 pounds of produce each summer for the last three years, all of which is donated to the county homeless shelter, the local domestic assault…

Huss Project launch!

Brick Report 12.29.12

Hi, folks.  In this morning’s brick report, we have … 170 bricks sold!  Even as many folks have headed out of town and attended special celebrations around Christmas, they’ve continued to support the Huss Project through the Brick Campaign.  Thank you! In the meantime, we toured the building with a friend who has experience in…

Hussagram: Winter filming

In January 2010, a film class from Calvin College visited the Huss Project in Three Rivers to shoot a short film on location. They braved the cold — outside and inside (the building is still unheated) — for a week of scouting, writing, filming and acting; we heated one room in the school with electric space…

Huss Stories 2: Extending a legacy from Boston to Three Rivers

This post is part of a multimedia series over the next several months of the Brick Campaign telling many of the stories that surround Huss School and the Huss Project.  Our second story comes to us from our friend Ryan in Boston.  Ryan went to college with some of *cino’s volunteer staff members and has…

Huss Project launch!

Brick Report 12.20.12

Well, we thought we should post one last update in case the world ends tomorrow — we wouldn’t want to leave you wondering how many bricks we’d sold.  It’s 164!  Yep, we’ve made it to $16,400 on our way to the $100,000 goal! We’ve been so encouraged by supporters near and far who have taken…

Hussagram: Face painting!

Face painting was a big hit at last summer’s Future Festival!  It was one of many creative activities folks from near and far participated in during a great day of imagining the possibilities for the Huss Project.

Huss Stories 1: Remembering our history

This post is the first in what we hope will be a fascinating multimedia series over the next several months of the Brick Campaign telling many of the stories that surround Huss School and the Huss Project.  Our first story comes from Marilyn Bullard Abshire, who attended Murray J. Huss School in the late 1930s…

Printmaking

Printmaking

Last weekend, Stephanie and Emily worked on the relief prints and the Winter Blessings book.  We have a lot more work to do, but we’re planning to send out our first round of prints on Monday; and if you buy your brick(s) before the end of the day on Saturday, we’ll also include the handmade book!  Both…

Coffee

Coffee and conversation

We’ve organized two open house gatherings to share coffee and conversation about the Huss Project and the newly launched brick campaign.  The first is tonight, December 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 at World Fare in downtown Three Rivers.  The second is a week from today, December 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at New Jerusalem…

Winter Blessings

Buy a brick before Dec. 15, get Winter Blessings book

One of the traditions of the *culture is not optional community in Three Rivers, Michigan, is to read a blessing before communal meals together.  Over the past several years, we’ve gathered quite a collection and some have become favorites to use during the winter months when things naturally slow down a bit in colder climates…

River Country Journal

Coverage of the brick campaign

River Country Journal, a wonderful local news source, covers the launch of the Huss Project Brick Campaign! Check out the article as well as all the rest of Bruce Snook’s thoughtful coverage of Southwest Michigan’s River Country.

Thank you

Wowee zowee! Buy a brick!

The *culture is not optional volunteer staff and board of directors are excited to announce the launch of the Huss Project Brick Campaign, a seven-month effort to raise $100,000 for the Huss Project by June 15, 2013.  Through the sale of 1,000 “bricks” for $100 each, we will pay off the mortgage on the property, consult with an…