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All the camas planted in the rain gardens are in full bloom, deep purple.A view of the new custom cottage showing the front porch. They are putting on the rigid insulation, a component of the rain screen system that is one of our green building standards for all homes.The injection well is being drilled this week for the ground-source geothermal system. After the water is used in the ground-source geo district heating/cooling system, it irrigates the orchards, community gardens and parks. All the excess is re-injected back into the aquifer.A close-up of sedums we have growing in xeriscape areas. ... Read more

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We’re keeping the trunks for benches--local company Nexterra is grinding branches and stumps into chips for use for soil improvement and walking paths.Front stairs and sidewalk being poured at the Wilsons' tallhouse, which is almost ready for move-in.New custom cottage getting framed up--cathedral ceiling upstairs, all FSC wood.The view out the upstairs window of the creek and wetland areas--the residents will see a lot of the Great Blue Heron that fishes on this stretch of the creek.Santiago Read more

Earth Day ’08 at Pringle Creek

Earth Day was a great event! Local school groups displayed their environmental study and service projects--we were really impressed. We had a singing performance by the HOPE Team Choir. The workshops on Bamboo, Worm Bin Composting, and Urban Chicken Keeping were all great – thanks to Dain, Sally and Jim for presenting. Thanks also to Larry, Blake and Phil for being on hand to answer all questions on green building. And a big thanks to everyone that made the event a success: Deborah, Becky, Jackie, Tony, Elizabeth, Don, Joe, Luca, Dan, Robbie, Marie, Sally and Bill, and especially all ... Read more

Earth Day ’08 at Pringle Creek

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Salmon found at Pringle Creek Community

Karen Hans, a biologist from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, came out to Pringle Creek Community last week. She brought a group of 8th graders from the Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School. They came out to do a fish count in Pringle Creek.They found a 5-inch Coho salmon; a 10-inch Cutthroat trout; and a 1-inch trout fry (which was probably also a Cutthroat). The significance of finding the Coho is that it shows there is a certain degree of fish passage between Pringle Creek Community and the Willamette River. The significance of the 1-incher is that it ... Read more
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