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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

Tomato Sprouts!!

When will they emerge?  Is something wrong?  Where are they? THERE they are!  Colleen, our Urban Farmer and gardening guru, was starting to fret (yes, even Colleen can get a little nervous!) about all of the tomato seeds she'd planted.  Since she sees them every day, a few days can seem like forever when waiting for seeds to germinate and show signs of the plants and produce that they will become.  Here is the latest picture of Colleen's emerging tomatoes for the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and the Plant Sale May 1st through Mother's Day. They will soon grow into gorgeous, ... 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

Your Home, Your Indoor Air, Your Health

Our homes are our refuges, our castles. They are the place where we feel safest and most secure. Ideally, your home is the place where your health is protected as much as your privacy. Everything that is built in or brought into your home affects the quality of your indoor environment and the air that you breathe. Typically, the many materials used to build and finish our homes contain chemicals that off-gas, or release chemicals into the air over time, making the indoor environment toxic without our knowledge. Many people have chemical sensitivities and attention to what is in your ... Read more
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