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Family Carpentry

Colleen Owen, our Urban Farmer,  has done it yet again, she's turned something she found into an absolutely gorgeous addition to the agrihood. It's all about word-of-mouth, having a knack for knowing how to find precious materials that may be destined for the trash heap, skill and creativity. Oh, and her dad, Ralph, also played a major role with his talent in carpentry. Colleen's mom, Connie, was also there to offer support through her cooking skills, running those last minute errands for parts, and her sense of humor. Just a guess, but you're wanting to know what they made! Old ... Read more

Delicious Handmade Soap

Have you ever smelled some soap, and your gut response was that you wanted to take a big bite out of it? Maybe there was some bright citrus zest or a pumpkin spice that wafted your way, and the thought just came into your mind. Okay, obviously eating soap isn't a good idea, but how about smelling a soap that made you want to frolic in the fields like someone from Little House on the Prairie? That lavender soap might just be the trick for that relaxing bath. Or how about using a vanilla oatmeal combo for when you're ... Read more

Willamette Wakeup

Our expert Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen, is spreading her knowledge on how to garden in an urban environment on KMUZ's Willamette Wakeup. Colleen talks about succession planting, crop rotating, deep feeder plants vs. shallow feeder ones, how to grow in a shady environment, and more. This is just a sample of all the things you can learn when taking the Urban Farmer classes. This starts up on February 3rd. Call to reserve a spot! Go to SLCSalem.org or call to reserve at: 503-315-1055 WHAT YOU GET We start you off with seeds, a space in our glasshouse and community garden, and a ... Read more

Green Thumb Urban Farmers

At Pringle Creek Community, we get what it means to be an agrihood. We cherish our relationship with growing healthy and tasty produce. The Sustainable Living Center (SLC), a non-profit that operates out of our community, is offering some fabulous workshops on urban farming brought to you by our very own expert Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen. If you're curious about how to farm in the city, it's not only possible, it's darn right fun and delicious. The famous Colleen Owen and Christal Lee are in the Statesman at Holding Court! If you're interested in taking the Urban Farmers workshops, ... Read more

Urban Farmers 2018

It's that time of year again where we are letting you know about the awesome Urban Farmer workshop program brought to you by the Sustainable Living Center (SLC). Our very own Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen, will be teaching some of the workshops, too! If you've always been curious about gardening, but haven't quite figured out how to take the plunge, or you have a green thumb and are up for learning some new techniques, this may be just the workshop for you. It also may be a great gift for the holidays. Go to the SLC's website to learn ... Read more
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