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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.             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

We’ve Joined Renew Oregon!

We recently joined the Renew Oregon coalition!   Renew Oregon is a new coalition with a mission to create "A clean energy future for Oregon: An Oregon with good-paying jobs, clean air and water and healthy communities. A prosperous Oregon protected for future generations. We (Renew Oregon) are working to transition away from dirty, polluting energy to a clean, energy-efficient economy." Pringle Creek Community is happy to participate with other businesses, organizations, faith and educational groups, healthcare professionals, farmers, parents, entrepreneurs, and individuals to create a healthy, prosperous Oregon. After all, Pringle Creek Community set the standard for how to live and thrive using clean solar and ... Read more

TEDxSalem Fearless!

You've likely heard about TED Talks.  TED (technology, entertainment, design), is a nonprofit organization ‘devoted to ideas worth spreading.’  TEDx grew out of the original TED Talks and is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.  TEDxSalem is in its third year and has truly blossomed! The speakers that are featured, all from Salem or the Willamette Valley, bring fascinating, thought-provoking ideas to the TEDxSalem stage.  Their next TEDxSalem event, Fearless, is October 3 at the Salem Convention Center in beautiful downtown Salem. Why is Pringle Creek Community (PCC) taking the ... Read more
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