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Holding Court

Laura DeVito and Jill Snell went to Holding Court bringing two types of green technology. One, was a solar water heating device and the other is a technology we've been working on for thousands of years and some may say has shaped how humans interact with the environment, agriculture.  Stop on by for our Open Community event this Saturday, June 24th, from 1 - 4:00pm, to see more green technology and learn what sustainable living is all about. Take guided or self-guided tours of innovative homes and the urban farm as well as learn about construction loans from Umpqua Bank ... Read more

Open Community Tours

Pringle Creek Community will be having Open Community tours on  June 24th from 1 - 4:00pm! This is a chance to see what living sustainably looks like and meet a few of our neighbors and see their wonderful homes! It's also a time to have some ice cream and chat with Umpqua Bank about how you can finance building a custom home designed just for you and your family. Not only that, but after a scoop of ice cream, you can head on to the greenhouses for a special tasting of some fruits or veggies that are in season ... Read more

Open Community Event

Pringle Creek Community is excited to host an Open Community event! In past years, residents have opened their homes to the Salem community and beyond so that people can come see what living sustainably is all about. This year, we will have a tour of resident homes, our community center and events space, historic spaces zoned for commercial use, innovative and sustainable technologies, and the urban farm. Umpqua Bank will be serving up ice cream, construction loan advice, and perhaps even some live music! Saturday, June 24th, from 1 – 4:00pm, tours will commence. These include home designs from 1,200 ... Read more

Meet Our New Urban Farm Assistant

You may have noticed already, but we've got a new person on the team. Meet our new Urban Farm Assistant, Jill Snell! Jill will be assisting Colleen Owen this summer to produce amazingly delicious and nutritious organic produce. She brings almost a decade of urban farming experience in the Pacific Northwest as well as a super positive attitude and vivacious spirit (she says that her spirit plant is a carrot, we'll explain more later...). Jill happily describes Pringle Creek Community as a place where, "You're living with people that love and respect the Earth, and are doing their part to ... Read more

Sustainable Energy Systems

At Pringle Creek Community, we have many options available for you to make your home be more energy efficient with sustainable energy systems. Renewable energy is definitely an integral part in making your home more sustainable. Why renewable energy (of course, our first reaction to that question is Why not?!...but let's examine this further). First, what's the opposite of renewable? It's finite. That means, once the energy resource is gone, it's gone bye-bye for probably millions of years. That's a long time in dog years. Renewable energy doesn't run out because it's powered by the sun, and the sun has ... Read more
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