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Composting Reduces Methane

Composting is a way of life at Pringle Creek Community.  In Painters Hall Cafe, all organic waste generated through preparing and consuming meals is set aside in compost containers and turned into soil through our 'Dirt Works' worm bin composting program in our glasshouses.  Eventually our compost goes into our garden beds, nourishing our soil, feeding our plants - and us!  Our community residents also contribute to our collective composting. It was gratifying to see a January 29, 2015 Statesman Journal article discussing how composting food waste also decreases methane released into our atmosphere.  Methane is a very powerful greenhouse gas, with a ... Read more

Pringle Creek’s First Honey Harvest

Pringle Creek Community's Urban Farmer and Beekeeper, Colleen, harvested our first honey this fall.  Our busy bees foraged all summer around our lovely, organically managed orchards, berry patches and community gardens.  Bill the Bee Guy helped Colleen and her helpers, Kerry, Mona and Crystal, work the bees, answered their questions and walked them through their first year of beekeeping.  Come harvest time, Bill's assistance ... and equipment ... were invaluable.     The honey has a delicate but complex flavor that is unlike any other honey I've tasted. We have half pound jars available for sale in Painters Hall Cafe for $7 each.   Read more

Valentine’s Dinner

We're starting our Dinner Series for 2015 on Valentine's Day! Make a reservation and join us for a delicious, romantic evening. Read more

Want to be an urban farmer?

STATESMAN JOURNAL January 28, 2015 | Tracy Loew Pringle Creek Community is bringing back its Urban Farming program. If you've so much as raked your yard, you're a gardener, urban farmer Colleen Owen believes. But if you'd like to begin cultivating some of your own food or improve your urban farming skills, this eight-class series is for you, Owen said. Among the topics covered: Crop rotation, fruit tree pruning, succession planting, companion planting, beneficial bugs and insects and bees. The 32-acre Pringle Creek Community was designed as a walkable, mixed-use, sustainable community that preserves open space. It includes a community garden and an edible landscape within ... Read more

Urban Farmer Classes start Feb. 14 – Sign up NOW

                 Pringle Creek Community Sustainable Living Center presents: Urban Farming class series!  Classes are filling up - sign up now Call  503-315-1055 or email Colleen at  See you soon! Read more
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