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What an Event We Had! Oregon Tilth is Coming Next

We had a GREAT turnout at the Emergency Preparedness event last night!  Over 50 people came to Painters Hall to learn about what kind of emergency one could expect in our area and region, what systems are in place, and how to be prepared for anything.   Roger Stevenson, Emergency Preparedness Manager for the City of Salem, gave us a lot of very useful and important information including checklists and a booklet describing what to expect and how to adapt when big event like the impending earthquake hits.  If you'd like information, check out the City of Salem's Emergency Management page. Next ... Read more

Construction in the Net Zero Loop Continues

Now that we've completed construction of our first solar-powered, net-zero home in the upper western loop of our community, we're gearing up to build the next home (or two!).     The beautiful, sunny, summer weather has brought lots of inerest in living at Pringle Creek Community.  Many people have come to see the newest home and expressed sincere interest in living where they feel connected - to their neighbors and the environment. Pringle Creek Community's gardens, pocket parks, shared green spaces, edible landscape, and sustainable living ethic with energy efficient homes and infrastructure appeal to a wide audience and we're thrilled ... Read more

Resilient Communities & Emergency Management

"What is a 'sustainable community,' anyway?" you may ask. At Pringle Creek Community, it is a place where the three pillars of sustainability, Environment, Economy, and Community are all equally embraced and nurtured so that those living in the future will experience the same, if not better, quality of life as we experience today.  What does that have to do with emergency management? A resilient community of people is similar to a resilient 'community' in the Jefferson Wilderness.  It is diverse in talent, specialization, age, and knowledge.  It is also aware of the strengths and weaknesses of its neighbors so that ... Read more

Community Building Happens Here!

We had 215 events in our community center, Painters Hall, last year!  We reviewed our activity for an article that Marion County Environmental Services is writing about us and were thrilled to see the wonderful amount of activity that happens here reflected in that data.  Sometimes, as they say, it is hard to see the forest for the trees.  Well, our community 'forest' is alive, well, and quite diverse. Events that happen at Painters Hall range from private business meetings, birthday parties and wedding receptions, educational events, celebratory community events with nonprofit partners, to neighborhood association meetings.  This doesn't even include all ... Read more

Emergency?! Are You Prepared?

The BIG One (earthquake) is on the horizon. What do you do when it hits? You could be anywhere - will you be ready? Will your loved ones be ready? Get a kit, make a plan, be informed. That is the mantra of emergency preparedness. Learn how to be prepared - come to our presentation at Painters Hall Tuesday evening, June 16th, at 6:00. Flooding, train derailments, and droughts can also catch us off-guard. How do we work together to stay safe?  Join Roger Stevenson, the City of Salem's Emergency Preparedness Manager, at Painters Hall where he'll describe scenarios and show ... Read more
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