Event, Organization, People

Practicing Resurrection 2010 – August 6-8!

This weekend, we’ll be co-hosting the biennial Practicing Resurrection conference with Russet House Farm in Cameron, Ontario. Our theme this year is “Urban Agriculture and the Peace of the City” and the event will feature keynote speakers Ched Myers and Elaine Enns, as well as a great slate of exciting workshop presenters.
It should be a refreshing and inspiring event!

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Building, Event, Fundraising, People, Video

Video update: Huss Future Festival

The first annual Huss Future Festival was a great success! Check out the video below, then read Kirstin’s overview of the event on the Imagining Space blog (with links to photos and news stories).

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Building, Event, Organization, People

Huss Future Festival – July 24!

Huss Future Festival 2010 will take place on Saturday, July 24 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stop by 1008 8th St. in Three Rivers to browse the rummage sale, to enjoy free coffee and live music at the bake sale and to purchase handmade art. Visitors can also learn more about *culture is not optional’s future plans for the Huss School property through tours and art exhibits, including the Tripple Ripple Community Gardens. All proceeds from the Future Festival will benefit the renovation of the historic Huss School for an off-campus program for college students and a community center. Bake sale donations, volunteers and art vendors are still being accepted; please contact us for more information about donating.

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Event, Organization, People

*cino board meeting today

The *culture is not optional board will be meeting in Three Rivers today to discuss our ongoing publishing and educational work. We’ll be talking about our publishing work, the upcoming Practicing Resurrection conference, the Imagining Space project at Huss School in Three Rivers and the necessary fundraising to sustain them all.
Your prayers for wisdom and discernment are very much appreciated. Thank you!

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Building, Event, People, Video

Video update: Englewood visitors

About two weeks ago, we had a group visit from Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, to help work at the church. Here’s a little glimpse of our day together:

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Building, Event, People, Video

Video update: Planting

Several folks got together last night at the Triple Ripple Community Gardens at Huss School to begin planting vegetables … and then it rained all day today to water everything!

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Building, People, Video

Video update: Plowing

Last Saturday, Ron and Del Buckhold brought over a tractor to plow the ground for the Triple Ripple Community Gardens. While they technically used a tiller, it seems right to call turning over new ground for gardening “plowing.” Check it out below:

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Video update: Garden blessing

A little over a week ago, we gathered in the backyard of the school with members of the community to bless the land designated for the Triple Ripple Community Gardens. Here are a few highlights from the event:

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Organization, People

Six interns to join *cino’s summer work

We are thrilled and grateful to announce that six Calvin College seniors will be making their way to Three Rivers after graduation in May to serve terms of one month to one year as interns. Three of these students developed interest in *cino’s work through participation in the March service-learning spring break trip, while three others heard about the opportunity through word of mouth. Johnathan, Liz, Marian, Paul, Rebecca and Stephanie all bring unique interests and skills and we look forward to moving the organization forward with their help, as well as continuing to build local community relationships energized by creativity and vision.

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Spring Break 2010

Five Calvin College students are currently spending the week in Three Rivers to work on the Imagining Space project at Huss School. Additionally, they’re meeting several local folks and exploring the meaning of place.
For more, read the daily entries at the Imagining Space blog and check out photos on Flickr.

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