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Agrihood Lifestyle

The combination of community and nature in the middle of an urban environment, with sustainable innovation to boot, is something we've been doing for years. A major advantage to living at Pringle Creek Community is that our many acres of open space includes a very productive farm and orchard. It's great to see how agrihoods are now catching on, and how they're benefiting communities and businesses. The weather in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley couldn't be better for growing lush gardens and delicious healthy organic produce. Here's to the agrihood lifestyle! The rise of the agrihood: Farmscape helps companies and communities ... Read more

Eat Healthy Support Community

The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is gearing up for 2018! If you're unfamiliar with what a CSA is, it's basically paying your local farmer upfront for the year, and then getting delicious and healthy produce from about June until January, depending on the harvesting seasons. Our expert Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen, is growing some wonderful food this year. Eat healthy and support community by becoming a part of our CSA. If you purchase a share of the CSA, then harvest usually starts mid-June and you can pick-up fresh and organic produce almost every week.  There is so much to choose from, ... Read more

Mother Daughter Gardening

Wilma and Liane are a mother-daughter duo and new neighbors in our community! We welcome them as they take root and branch out in our agrihood. They go into depth with why gardening plays an important role in their family. As Wilma says, "Food is love," and we couldn't agree more. What do you like most about gardening? Wilma: Digging in soil feeds my agricultural soul. I grew up immersed in California’s San Joaquin Valley with a plum orchard nearby and views of Mt Whitney in the distance. The family across the street had a chicken farm - I’d get to ... Read more

Romantic Technology

What do the Net Zero home and Rome's Pantheon have in common? The key to this mystery lies deep in the materials used in these architectural wonders. Innovation sometimes comes from revisiting ideas that worked in the past, and putting a different spin on them. The Romans were known for many brilliant technologies, one of them concrete, and they incorporated this building method when building the Pantheon almost 2,000 years ago. It’s quite mind boggling to think that they made mental leaps like integrating materials found in the area such as volcanic ash into the structure. This made it so ... Read more

Green Building Movement

At Pringle Creek Community, we've been championing green building since the very beginning. In fact, we have the 1st LEED Platinum certified community center in the nation. What does LEED certified mean? Simply, it means taking steps to building which leaves a lighter footprint on the earth and saving you money in the long run. This can be by adding solar panels, using healthful materials, sourcing from local businesses, and much more. We are proud to be a part of the Green Building Movement. Won't you join us? See what living sustainably looks like first-hand at our Green Streets ... Read more
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