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Learning to Grow: 4H Kids Visit the Chicks and Gardens

Kids from 4-H visited Colleen this past weekend on Saturday to learn about chickens and growing food. The young, curious kids had a great time checking out our baby chicks, learning what they eat, how they live and play. The students also learned a bit about growing plants. They collected soil in pots and planted pumpkin seeds that they will transplant at home and use in the fall for Halloween. That's thinking ahead! Read more

Goats Grazing in the City

The goats are coming, the goats are coming!  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th, Yoder Goat rental is bringing about 30 goats to Pringle Creek Community to help control the invasive weeds along our stretch of Pringle Creek.  They'll stay with us until their job is finished - likely through Friday or Saturday this week, March 20th or 21st.  The Yoder's will put a few goats in a separate pen sometime during their stay, either Thursday or Friday, to allow children to get up close to the goats - to allow the kids to meet the kids! The Statesman Journal article ... Read more

Salem goats to gobble up invasive weeds

STATESMAN JOURNAL March 13, 2015 Grazing goats are coming to Salem. Pringle Creek Community is among the first organizations to take advantage of the city's new ordinance allowing goats to be used for weed control. On Tuesday, Yoder Goat Rentals will bring a small herd to the Southeast Salem property to chow down on invasive weeds along the community's stretch of Pringle Creek. "Pringle Creek Community was one of the businesses that worked to change the ordinance and is happy to serve as a showcase for the implementation of this new policy" said Kerry Fox, event and outreach coordinator for the community. The community is ... Read more

Floor plans and Green Building

To live in a home that is thoughtfully designed and in tune with its surroundings is an ideal. Who isn't keenly interested in living comfortably and efficiently, in an energy efficient, comfortable, pleasant home?  At Pringle Creek Community,  the house designs accentuate place, light, orientation, and incorporate the passive movement of air making homes here very comfortable, energy efficient, and a pleasant place to live.   The plans created for homes at Pringle Creek Community were designed by architects at Opsis Architecture in Portland, Oregon.  The Opsis team assessed the entire property, from the topography, to local natural resources, to sun angles and local ... Read more

Open House Saturday, March 28th

Finishes and Features - an open house event highlighting our newly constructed, energy efficient, 'Net Zero' home will be Saturday, March 28 from 1-4pm. The house is located at 1884 John Muir Circle SE in Salem, OR. The open house is part of the builder’s “Building Better Buildings” event series where the public is invited to tour a recently completed custom high performance home. Wine and appetizers will be served, and visitors are encouraged to ask the builder questions about high performance building practices and technologies. “Visitors can get a firsthand look at the choices and conveniences found in a high performance ... Read more
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