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Urban Farmer Classes by the Sustainable Living Center

Have a hankering to try your hand at urban farming? Now's your chance! Back by popular demand is the Urban Farmer class provided by the Sustainable Living Center (SLC) and taught by our Urban Farmer extraordinaire, Colleen Owen. Colleen Owen is a certified Master Gardener with years of experience with how to make gardens flourish in an urban environment. Not only has she had success with flourishing produce in the spring and summer seasons, but she also has the expertise to make the most of your garden during the more dormant winter months. Colleen Owen runs a CSA (Community ... Read more

Mother Earth News

Pringle Creek Community has been featured in Mother Earth News! Kurt Jacobson writes about PCC's history, Colleen Owen's brilliant urban farming skills and educational organic gardening series coming up in spring, and the beauty of building green homes with vast amounts of green space for a healthier lifestyle. Jonathan Schachter, a resident of PCC and our Development Director also expands upon how energy efficient his own home is, even during the hottest months of summer. Read the article for more information on how Pringle Creek Community may serve as an example for developers across North America: Pringle Creek: A New ... Read more

Winter is Coming: Gardening Tips

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean your garden can’t keep growing! At Pringle Creek Community, we are harvesting organic produce. Our Urban Farmer, Colleen, is growing so many different types of veggies including carrots, radishes, beets, winter lettuce, kale, bok choy, and much more healthy and delicious produce for the winter season. If you have a greenhouse, then your garden will most likely slow down, but continue to grow. If you have an outdoor garden, you may want a grow cover or tunnel for your produce to keep a bit warmer when the weather begins to chill. Here ... Read more

Master Gardener Talk with Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen

The Master Gardeners came out last week to listen to our star Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen, bestow her wisdom on how to utilize a green house year-round. Colleen participated in the Master Gardeners programming this year through Oregon State University. During this time, Colleen was also running the Urban Farmer classes by the Sustainable Learning Center at Pringle Creek Community. Long story short, all of these brilliant classes led to a meeting with Michael Johnson, a Fellow Master Gardener. Michael was giving a lecture through the Urban Farming class on fruit tree pruning, and he was impressed by how ... Read more

Beer Gardening

Our community and Gilgamesh Brewing share Pringle Creek. We also share similar values on sustainability and keeping it local. At Pringle Creek Community, we strive for innovative and environmentally friendly approaches to gardening at our urban farm. Gilgamesh has sustainable practices like shipping their spent grain to a local farmer for cattle to eat. Gilgamesh has been brewing since 2009, and provides choices like hefeweizens, IPAs, and one beer is named after Terry Porter who played for the Portland Trail Blazers. If you combine beer and organic gardening (beer gardening), you will find some alternative ways of managing pests ... Read more
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