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A Neighborly Gift of Trees

Pringle Creek Community is an unexpected pocket of serenity in south Salem where visitors and residents like to take time during their day for a walk.  Colleen, our Urban Farmer, always smiles and waves to those who come near to the glasshouses.  Some folks stop and chat, getting to know Colleen a bit better, discussing her work and the goings on around the gardens and orchards. One visitor is Dave Hunt who regularly walks his dog, Luna, around the Pringle Creek Community property.  He and Luna are very friendly. Luna is an exuberant 2 year old mix who is always wiggly ... Read more

Sustainability on KMUZ, Salem’s Public Radio Station!

What is 'sustainability,' really?   Although it is a term that has gotten a lot of use, some would say over use, it is important to be clear about intention. Kerry Fox, Pringle Creek Community's Sustainability Outreach Coordinator, co-hosts a weekly morning segment on Salem's public radio station, KMUZ each Wednesday morning where Kerry features local and regional guests who join her to speak about ways the Salem community specifically, and Oregon in general, are addressing community sustainability.  You can hear her segment between 8:00 - 9:00 on 100.7 FM, 88.5 FM, or streamed at www.KMUZ.org. Have you heard the analogy ... Read more

Hatch Chilis on the Way!

Have you ever heard of or tasted Hatch Chilis - chilis grown in Hatch, New Mexico?  People from all over the country who love spicy food, especially folks who've visited or lived in or near New Mexico, are crazy about them, especially when they're roasted. Ed DonGilli , a grounds keeper here at Pringle Creek Community, LOVES Hatch Chilis - and is responsible for bringing them to our gardens this year.  Ed and his family recently lived in Arizona and embraced the food in the region, including hot & spicy Mexican food.  Ed couldn't stop talking about Hatch chilis - ... Read more

Join the Mid-Valley Local Food Summit

Do you have access to fresh, healthy food?  Do you know where your food comes from?  How was it grown?  Who grew it? How far did it travel to get to your plate?  Why does that matter? February 6th, at Marion Polk Food Share's Local Food Summit, you have an opportunity to connect with many others to learn about the current state of the Mid-Willamette Valley's food system - and to get involved to make it even better.              'You are what you eat' really is true. Eating locally does impact your health and overall well-being.  Eating food that is grown locally, ... Read more

Classic Films at an Historic Theater

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Buster Keaton, Sidney Poitier, Laurel & Hardy, Gary Cooper, Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock.  Wow!  What a line-up!  All of these stars and films by these famous, classic directors, and many more, are available for your viewing pleasure Wednesday evenings, January 20th through March 16th, at the historic Elsinore Theater in downtown Salem.  A bit of film trivia - did you know that The General starring Buster Keaton was filmed in Cottage Grove, Oregon?  Make sure you come out January 27th to watch it on the big screen!                     The silent films will be accompanied by Rick Parks ... Read more
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