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Earth 411 Event a Big Success!

We had a great time and a lot of success meeting and greeting people this past Saturday at the Earth 411 event at Riverfront Park, an early Earth Day event put on by the City of Salem and Straub Environmental Center.  Kerry helped plan the event and acted as main stage coordinator while Sue Wilson, Kristen Duus, Lisa & Jonathan Schachter, and Jane Poznar all helped staff our Pringle Creek Community and Sustainable Living Center table.  We gave away over 200 plant starts, 100 cards with flower seeds, brochures and Walking Tours.  We made a lot of new relationships, ... Read more

April Newsletter, April happenings! – Pringle Creek Community

Check out our latest newsletter and see all that is happening at Pringle Creek Community! Read more

Open House this Saturday 1:00 – 4:00

Our Net Zero house is finished and ready for new residents! This Saturday the builders, Winsome Construction, will welcome visitors to tour and hear all about the finishes and features that make the house unique.  It is a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house. The master bedroom is on the main floor with back patio access & view.  The kitchen and living room are open and bathed in plenty of natural light.  The house is a 'smart' house with the capacity to connect to digital devices that allow you to monitor your home from afar. Appetizers and wine will complement the ... Read more

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
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