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Exceptional Theater and Talent Right Here in Salem

Bobrauschenbergamerica! "Huh?" you may ask.  This play, Bobrauschenbergamerica, written by Charles Mee, a performance art depiction of Robert Rauschenberg's life, art, and work, is currently showing at Willamette University and is a performance not to be missed.  The artist's work and the play are both reminiscent of Dada, so if you aren't into the abstract and absurd, then this isn't a play for you - BUT, the caliber of the performance was so good, that I expect the entire Willamette Theater's season will be excellent.  I highly recommend anyone who loves the theater to give Willamette a try. Pringle Creek Community ... Read more

Fiery Fall Colors at Pringle Creek Community

Pringle Creek Community is a-blaze with color right now!  Each fall the maples along our perviously-paved streets turn a brilliant red.                   Fall brings a gorgeous, colorful shift to the landscape as the days get cooler and shorter.  The colors and cooler days make walking through the property extra enjoyable!  It is always such a joy to witness the change of the seasons here at Pringle Creek Community! Come out and experience it for yourself! Read more

Harvest Fest!

We're going to celebrate the harvest and feature the fruits of everyone's labor.  We're really excited to re-unite with Urban Farmers who've taken the Urban Farming class with us, to hear all about gardening successes and failures, and share kitchen creations made with gardening goodies: pies, veggie casseroles, salads We were given an apple press and we've saved some apples and pears to crush - bring apples for pressing and juice containers.  We'll make juice to drink, and share whatever we have in excess. Join us! RSVP, please, so that we know to expect you. info@pringlecreek.com             503-315-1055 Read more

Happy Ducks

We have three runner ducks who live happily alongside our many chickens here at Pringle Creek Community.  The hen (& duck) house and run is located adjacent to our renovated glasshouses and community gardens. Local gardening kids named the ducks this spring soon after they arrived. Their names are Ash, Graham, and Marble. Residents and CSA members benefit from the fresh, organic eggs the chickens and ducks provide. The gardens benefit, too, since the Lay-dees love to eat garden waste and their waste is GREAT for our compost! Colleen, our Urban Farmer and all around gardening guru, tends to the chickens and ducks ... Read more

How are Ladybugs Related to Aphids?

Ladybugs eat Aphids!!                   Not only are ladybugs a great way to organically deal with aphids in your garden , when you get a bag full of them, it is really exciting! Aphids are a problem for most gardeners at some point.  Rather than apply pesticide (something we NEVER do!), or use a soap solution (another organic method) Colleen, our gardener extra-ordinaire, ordered 1/2 gallon of ladybugs from Northwest Beneficials, a company in Bend, Oregon.  Ladybugs are very beneficial not just for aphid control but for many other insects including scale, mites, and whiteflies to name a few.  Insects as pest control are ... Read more
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