More food access opportunities available

If you or your family are still in search of food access during the COVID-19 crisis, you may be eligible for the Pandemic EBT Program. Eligible families with students between the ages of 5 and 18 have the opportunity to receive assistance, regardless of whether or not you have signed up for Food Assistance Program…

White Pines

Planting trees to honor the earth: Mapping our white pines

Happy Earth Day! Today is the 50th anniversary of the first celebration on April 22, 1970, when over 20 million people participated in teach-ins, rallies, and workshops, in the largest show of support for any cause in U.S. history! In honor of Earth Day 2020, we at the Huss Project are celebrating the lives of…

Food access during COVID-19 in St. Joseph County

In an effort to jump start our food security efforts during the COVID-19 crisis, we have been busy planting seedlings for The Huss Project Farm. As food shortages, lack of finances, and unpredictable weather patterns become a larger factor for many folks, we live in the hope that spring will offer us the soil, water…

Emergency funds and resources available to you during COVID-19

Various county agencies are working to provide immediate emergency relief services as St. Joseph County’s economic situation continues to decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are updating in real time funds/resources that individuals, families, nonprofits and businesses can apply for and take advantage of at this time. Because the situation of this pandemic is…

Virtual open mic night this Thursday!

Are you looking for a creative outlet during quarantine? Join the Lowrys Bookstore Open Mic crew this Thursday, April 2 at 6:45pm via Zoom! For those of us struggling mentally, physically, or socially in this time of crisis, witnessing and producing art offer us important solace and solidarity. As some of you may know, Aundrea…

Love note in light of COVID-19: Please stay home

Last night (March 29), local authorities announced the first official case of COVID-19 in St. Joseph County, MI. Along with the advice of health and government officials, we are urging community members to shelter in place and practice all safety precautions listed below in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus. Beginning today…

All public events at Huss are cancelled until further notice

Dear friends, As you can imagine, we’ve been spending a lot of time researching coronavirus trends and practices, and discerning how to apply that learning responsibly to *culture is not optional (our parent organization) activities. The pattern we’ve seen in several other countries is a rapid spike in the number of cases of a virus…

*cino community

Three opportunities to work with us at the Huss Project

The past year has been a time of incredible growth for *culture is not optional, our parent organization, and we are thrilled to be recruiting folks to join us in our work here in Three Rivers, with three different levels of commitment. Whether for ten weeks this coming summer or for an open-ended period of…

Films for our Future

The importance of watching hard films in community

Starting March 19, we’ll be showing a series of seven films about environmental issues leading up to Earth Day. Chemicals, fracking, plastic, impending climate doom—why in the world would you want to participate in this film festival, must less pay money just to feel depressed and overwhelmed? Good question! We’re glad you asked. Think for…

NEW! Huss Project Resident Caretaker Position

A big piece of the future vision for the Huss Project is to have living space for a residential community. Though this goal is still a long way off, we’re very excited to announce a new resident caretaker position. The caretaker (or caretakers) will live in a sweet, small house just to the south of…

Films for our Future

Spring film fest to focus on environment

This just in: The Huss Project is partnering with River Country Solidarity and Transformations Spirituality Center to bring you seven films in six weeks leading up to Earth Day! Spread across two locations, the series begins on March 18 in Kalamazoo and ends on April 23 in Three Rivers. REGISTER NOW! Films for our Future…