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New Home – Coming Up!

Our newest community members have just broken ground on their new net zero home! We are all very excited to see the construction begin on this beautiful and energy efficient house. Our new neighbors have entrusted one of our preferred building partners, Winsome Construction with building their new custom home. Winsome also built the net zero home next door to the their project. The Net Zero home, which is available for purchase, inspired them and served as the springboard for customizing their own home design. Read more

Great Titles in Our Little Library!

Our Little Library is just brimming with books, and they are excellent titles, too!  Our Little Library, registered with the Little Free Library nonprofit organization, is a handsome little box located out in front of our community center, Painters Hall, next to our newest park, Jane's Pocket Park.             Our Little Library was built by youth offenders at the Oregon Youth Authority and painted and decorated by girls in the local Daisy Girl Scout Troop, #10037. The Little Free Library is a wonderful addition to our community offering a nice, free exchange of books for visitors and neighbors.  Reading in the park ... Read more

Helping the Chicken to Cross the Road

The chicken harness has arrived!  Now Colleen can safely take a chicken out of the coop and give her an opportunity to go for a walk.                   It really is just another bit of fun over at the glasshouses.  Colleen always has something fun or whimsical going on over there - from her little garden fairy houses to the butterfly houses, both created by her father, and now the chicken harness.  Colleen is always happy to share all that she is doing with visitors.  Besides all of the various vegetables that she is growing for the CSA (community supported agriculture) ... Read more

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Us!

Pringle Creek Community is a cutting edge sustainable community development in Salem, Oregon, an innovative community with a LOT of wonderful and interesting features.  Below are a few aspects of our community development that you may not be aware of.  Read on! We have an edible landscape!  Fruit trees and berries are abundant and available to our residents.  Pringle Creek Community residents enjoy sharing the delicious fruit that grows in our shared green spaces.  When the cherries, peaches, pears, apples or berries are ripe, we notify our residents so that they can harvest fresh fruit for eating, pie or jam ... Read more

We’re the First B Corp in Salem!

B Corporations work to be the Best For the world, not just In the world.  Pringle Creek Community has worked to be the best for Salem and the world ever since the very beginning.  We're so excited to be recognized for our work, and to set an example for Salem that working for people, planet and profit is best for everyone.                 The Statesman Journal's recent article about our certification is a wonderful reinforcement that HOW a business accomplishes their mission can positively (or negatively) affect the greater community.  A business that looks beyond profit toward the environment and social justice ... Read more
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