Community Fun Night!

Summer starts: Free lunches and Community Fun Nights

The summer at Huss is off to a great start! The garden is flourishing, the kids are coming, and this past week marked the beginning of Huss’ hosting of summer lunches and the start of our Community Fun Nights. Monday June 16 was our first hosting of the “Meet Up and Eat Up” summer free…

June Storytelling

June storytelling night: Origins

“Where does it come from?” is at the heart of all childhood curiosity. This question leads to truths children are both prepared (where does the mail come from?) and perhaps unprepared (where do babies come from?) to know. Similarly, as adults the question “where does it come from?” can yield answers we are both ready…

Parade

Join us at the Water Festival Parade!

The Huss Project will be walking in tonight’s Water Festival Parade! Join us at 7:00 pm to celebrate the rich diversity of creativity, talent and participation in our community. We’ll be handing out flyers for all of our summer events at Huss. And after the parade, you can enjoy all of the other wonderful happenings at…

TRACF Video Competition

Help us win $1,000!

Last year we won a $1,000 grant from the Three Rivers Area Community Foundation (TRACF) because you voted for us on Facebook. TRACF is running another contest this year and we’d love to win another $1,000 with your help! For this year’s contest, we submitted a 1-minute video showing our work at the Huss Project. TRACF has…

Picnic table workshop

Come, sit: Our picnic table workshop

When we at the Huss Project start to describe our vision, the words, “people” and “food” tend to come up pretty often. We love people. We love their stories, ideas, passions, interdependence, achievements, and potential. We also really like food: as a host to conversation, as a reward of a good harvest, as a common…

Compost tea workshop

Hussagram: Compost tea

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…

Picnic table

Picnic table workshop at the Huss Project

Thanks to a generous grant from the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), we have the opportunity on June 7 to host a Picnic Table Workshop at the Huss Project. The idea behind the workshop is to teach participants how to build picnic tables while building several tables for use in an outdoor pavilion that will facilitate…

Farmers Market

We’ll see you at the Three Rivers Farmers Market!

Join us every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. this summer at the Three Rivers Farmers Market! The Huss Project is partnering with several local farms — including Bair Lane Farm, White Yarrow Farm and Sustainable Greens — and with Triple Ripple Community Garden to sell good, local food to our neighbors. We’ll also…

Storytelling

Storytelling Series to resume in June

In The Republic, Plato says, “Come then, and let us pass a leisure hour in storytelling, and our story shall be the education of our heroes.” We at The Huss Project make this same invitation. Come educate our heroes, or yourself be educated. We will begin our summer of storytelling on June 6 at the Huss Project….

Garden work day

Hussagram: Getting started in the garden

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and we are smiling. We’ve started to get the Triple Ripple Community Garden up and running at the Huss Project for its fifth season. A few beds have been cleared, fence has been put up, and we’ve even put some seeds in the ground. In the picture…

Drop ceiling

Why we remove drop ceilings

We’ve invested quite a few person-hours over the past few years removing the ubiquitous drop ceilings from the Huss Project, as well as the commercial carpeting that covered the original maple floors.  Some of the drop ceiling materials made their way to a local church, and some of the carpeting is keeping the weeds down…

Huss ice

A rough winter: Drifts and leaks

Last fall after almost all of the leaves had fallen off the trees, I donned my red rubber boots and got up on the roof (or shall I say “roofs” — Huss has seven of them) with Jay and Rob to clear the drains of debris before winter set in.  For those unfamiliar with large,…