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…

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…

Huss Elementary closes

Huss history: Reflection on Huss Elementary Closing

This week for our Friends of Huss campaign, we’re taking ourselves back to 1982, when the Huss Elementary School school closed. Jo Barton, a music teacher at the time, shared her perspective of the closing in an interview with *culture is not optional intern Christina Binder in 2009: When they closed the building, we were…

Living in intentional community

Today we’re giving a big shout-out to our current and previous *culture is not optional community members who have lived in the intentional community at the center of all of our work. We are so grateful for your support over the years and the impact your efforts have brought to the Huss Project! *cino’s intentional…

June Storytelling

If you believe in the power of storytelling, become a Friend of Huss!

At The Huss Project, we believe that the things we do grow out the stories we tell about ourselves and how we understand them. Creating space to tell and listen to our stories is a critical element for life-changing, life-giving community work. Inspired by The Moth Radio Hour, the Huss Project has facilitated storytelling nights for many…

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 Alumni: We want to hear your stories!

Were you a student, staff, or family member who went to Huss School or Huss Academy? If so, we’d love to hear your story and the influence Huss has had in your life. As some of you know, our community of supporters has given new life to the old kindergarten room inside Huss this summer,…

We need YOU to become a Friend of Huss!

One year ago today, we announced our most audacious plan yet for the Huss Project: we were going to try to raise $50,000, have it matched with a $50,000 grant from the State of Michigan, and then build a Front Porch Pavilion and new public space called the Imaginarium on the north end of Huss….

Future Festival 2019 photo booth!

Check out all of the amazingly creative neighbors who participated in this year’s Future Festival photo booth! Photos are now online at our Flickr account. Peruse them all and find your photo! A special thank you again to campers and counselors at Habonim Dror Camp Tavor for painting this year’s photo booth backdrop—it is a…

Imaginarium bookshelves

Annual Future Festival poem: Construction Anthem

For many years running, local poet Elisabeth Wenger has written a special poem for the occasion of Huss Future Festival and this year was thankfully no different. She has a beautiful way of capturing the spirit of a moment and connecting it with larger movements at work. We’re so grateful that we’ve officially named her…