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What an Event We Had! Oregon Tilth is Coming Next

We had a GREAT turnout at the Emergency Preparedness event last night!  Over 50 people came to Painters Hall to learn about what kind of emergency one could expect in our area and region, what systems are in place, and how to be prepared for anything.   Roger Stevenson, Emergency Preparedness Manager for the City of Salem, gave us a lot of very useful and important information including checklists and a booklet describing what to expect and how to adapt when big event like the impending earthquake hits.  If you'd like information, check out the City of Salem's Emergency Management page. Next ... Read more

Construction in the Net Zero Loop Continues

Now that we've completed construction of our first solar-powered, net-zero home in the upper western loop of our community, we're gearing up to build the next home (or two!).     The beautiful, sunny, summer weather has brought lots of inerest in living at Pringle Creek Community.  Many people have come to see the newest home and expressed sincere interest in living where they feel connected - to their neighbors and the environment. Pringle Creek Community's gardens, pocket parks, shared green spaces, edible landscape, and sustainable living ethic with energy efficient homes and infrastructure appeal to a wide audience and we're thrilled ... Read more

Resilient Communities & Emergency Management

"What is a 'sustainable community,' anyway?" you may ask. At Pringle Creek Community, it is a place where the three pillars of sustainability, Environment, Economy, and Community are all equally embraced and nurtured so that those living in the future will experience the same, if not better, quality of life as we experience today.  What does that have to do with emergency management? A resilient community of people is similar to a resilient 'community' in the Jefferson Wilderness.  It is diverse in talent, specialization, age, and knowledge.  It is also aware of the strengths and weaknesses of its neighbors so that ... Read more

Community Building Happens Here!

We had 215 events in our community center, Painters Hall, last year!  We reviewed our activity for an article that Marion County Environmental Services is writing about us and were thrilled to see the wonderful amount of activity that happens here reflected in that data.  Sometimes, as they say, it is hard to see the forest for the trees.  Well, our community 'forest' is alive, well, and quite diverse. Events that happen at Painters Hall range from private business meetings, birthday parties and wedding receptions, educational events, celebratory community events with nonprofit partners, to neighborhood association meetings.  This doesn't even include all ... Read more

Pringle Creek Community offers free disaster training

STATESMAN JOURNAL June 8, 2015 | By Tracy Loew A recent string of strong earthquakes off the Oregon Coast serves as a reminder that 'The Big One' is on the horizon. To help residents be ready, Pringle Creek Community is hosting a free disaster preparedness presentation. The event also will address emergencies such as flooding, drought or a train derailment. "Disaster is survivable. The key is being prepared," said Kerry Fox, outreach coordinator for the 32-acre community, which focuses on nature and the environment. The presentation, which is open to the public, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 16 at Pringle ... Read more
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