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Just Be

Nature has a way of making you feel linked to the larger web of life. With the hustle and bustle of the information age, it's good to remember to just be. At Pringle Creek Community, we offer a community that is strongly connected to nature. That means, when you go outside, the rustle of tree leaves greet your ears and the air (especially now, since it's spring) carries the fragrance of flowers coaxing pollinators. On any day, you can meander down to the creek and observe wildlife emerging. This could be the brilliant red crawdads or a glimmer of ... Read more

Family Carpentry

Colleen Owen, our Urban Farmer,  has done it yet again, she's turned something she found into an absolutely gorgeous addition to the agrihood. It's all about word-of-mouth, having a knack for knowing how to find precious materials that may be destined for the trash heap, skill and creativity. Oh, and her dad, Ralph, also played a major role with his talent in carpentry. Colleen's mom, Connie, was also there to offer support through her cooking skills, running those last minute errands for parts, and her sense of humor. Just a guess, but you're wanting to know what they made! Old ... Read more

Mister Whiskers LED

Energy efficiency now seems to be an every day household term. It's not surprising that there's now an LED light that also can be used to kill bacteria in your kitchen. At Pringle Creek Community, we're always looking for ways to innovate. Innovation is sometimes as simple as reexamining a light bulb to see what other functions it can offer.  So, next time Mister Whiskers is walking on your counter (of course, we believe you've trained it to not do that...), you can think about this light as not only a way to save energy, but also a healthier ... Read more

Get Lost

Have you ever had a day where you don't know where the time went? A day that you woke up, the sun was shining and beckoning you to go outside and greet it? The day continues with preparing breakfast with the fam, then heading out for a walk about the neighborhood. You continue on a walking path both aimlessly and full of joy and contentment as you hear the rustle of leaves when the wind passes through them. You accidentally get your foot wet, because the glimmer of the creek hit your eye just right, but you laugh and ... Read more

Stoller Family Estate LEEDing BCorp

It’s B-Corp month, and guess what? We are happy to see other B-Corps in the Willamette Valley strutting their stuff. B-Corps are businesses that go through a rigorous assessment of standards assuring that the business operates to improve the life of workers, community, and environment. Pringle Creek Community is a certified B-Corp. Our homes are LEED certified, and we have the first LEED Platinum community center in the nation. Stoller Family Estate also champions sustainability with the first LEED Gold winery in the world. Cheers to being a part of the B-Corp family and leading the way for more businesses who do ... Read more
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