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Fall Honey Harvest – Beekeeping at PCC

Harvest time in the fall, if you happen to keep bees, is the time to check on your bees’ progress and collect some honey. Yum! This is our second full season of beekeeping. Colleen, our Urban Farmer, beekeeper, and all-around gardener extraordinaire, is preparing to collect some honey later this week. Her first step, with mentor Bill Wylie, through the Willamette Valley Beekeepers Association, is to check the overall health of the hive and assess their condition for over-wintering.                               As you can see in these pictures, our bees are doing well and seem well prepared for the coming winter. Bill and Colleen first had ... Read more

Unusual Community Residents – My, How They’ve Grown!

We’ve had a few regular visitors this season at Pringle Creek Community who’ve made their own kind of residence in an unknown location. This group of turkeys – or ‘rafter,’ as they’re technically called – made up of a mother turkey and seven chicks, decided to make our property their home. Who wouldn’t? As these pictures show, we’ve been watching the babies grow ever since they arrived in late spring. Their presence underscores our dedication to the natural environment. We maintain our grounds without the use of herbicides or pesticides and allow some of our green spaces to go somewhat ... Read more

Community is Connection

We’re happy to see that more people are recognizing what we’ve known for a long time – our lives are made much better by intentionally living in Community. Jonathan and Lisa recently moved to Salem, Oregon, settling in at Pringle Creek Community.   They discovered a welcoming neighborhood filled with people willing to share information about local resources and services; information that they’d normally have to try to find on their own. They were instantly made aware of great local eateries, grocery stores, recommendations for professional services like medical and dental services, and even the best bicycle routes around town. Jonathan and ... Read more

Gorgeous Peppers!

Wow!  Colleen, our Urban Farmer, harvested some beautiful peppers for the CSA this week.  Her organic farming skills are really reaping amazing rewards.  Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) provides fresh produce for shareholders every week (every other week from October through February) for 10 months of the year. Colleen grows the produce both inside our historic glasshouses and in our outside garden that are shared with community gardeners and residents. Read more

Harvest Time!

This is a delicious time of year at Pringle Creek Community!  The fruit in our shared orchard is ripe and ready to harvest for eating, jelly creation, or pie-making.             The fruit orchard is a delectable amenity and lovely addition to living here.  Residents at Pringle Creek Community get alerts telling them to come on out, harvest, and enjoy the bounty.  Sharing food with friends and neighbors is an excellent part of living in a community, an aspect of life neighbors enjoy regularly. Change your life!  Come live at Pringle Creek Community! Read more
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