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Sharing Squash

Colleen grew some summer squash - the plant that keeps on giving!  Zucchini has many, MANY uses - bread, brownies, salads, chips (when dried or baked with balsamic), pickles, relish... Since we don't have the capacity to explore many of these options (brownies, chips, and salads a-plenty were produced here), and since we LOVE to share and support the work of our local food share, Colleen and John donated 460 pounds to Marion Polk Food Share.  Here's a few pictures of what that looks like:       Read more

Turkey Days!

Well, we've become a new home for a family of wild turkeys!  A mother turkey has brought her brood down from on the Fairview campus hill, deciding, it seems, that we're the best place to raise her family.  It IS true, we're THE best place around to raise a family - both human and feathered, apparently!  She's been a good mother, maintaining her brood of eight chicks.  Fun! Read more

Alexa’s Tomatoes

Alexa, a young gardener and 4-H participant, has taken her vegetables seriously.  She visited with her 4-H group earlier this spring in March.  During that trip, they planted pumpkins and brought home tomato plants.  Well, Alexa has tended seriously to her tomato plants - entering her plants in the Marion County fair!   She withstood judging and we're waiting on pins and needles to hear how she did.  Good luck, Alexa!  So exciting! Read more

Food swap group to host pie party

STATESMAN JOURNAL July 8, 2015 | Conner Williams The Pringle Creek Community is collaborating with the Cherry City Food Swappers to put on a pie party and food swap event on Sunday, July 19. The event will be held at Painters Hall at the Pringle Creek Community in South Salem and will run from 1 to 4 p.m. According to Kerry Fox, Event and Outreach Coordinator for the Pringle Creek Community, the swap invites people to taste and trade pies in addition to other homemade or homegrown food items. The Pringle Creek Community has hosted the Cherry City Food Swappers before for a swap ... Read more

Solar Oregon Workshop at Painters Hall, July 14 at 6:30

Next week on Tuesday evening, July 14th, at 6:30 Solar Oregon will present information about solar energy and share why it is a very smart energy choice for any home or business here in Oregon.  Josh Baker, director of Solar Oregon will present how solar works, describe various solar technologies, and share information about financial incentives and cost savings.  Certain to be a very interesting, informative evening.  RSVP your attendance with Solar Oregon.  See you there! Read more
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