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Top 25 beautiful US cities to live in

Pringle Creek community is located right in the heart of the Willamette Valley, in Salem, Oregon. Salem has just been listed alongside places like San Francisco and Boston as one of the top 25 beautiful US cities to live in if you enjoy spending time in nature. Our community values nature and has over a 1/3 of it dedicated to green space that harbors orchards, tree-lined paths along the creek, and a community garden to name a few. Tanza Loudenback | July 9, 2016 View original source at Business Insider 25 Beautiful US Cities to Live in if You Love Spending Time ... Read more

Chemeketa Students Learn Sustainable Land Practices

At Pringle Creek Community, we serve as an example of what a sustainable community is by being the only residential development in Salem to have LEED certified and energy efficient homes. Our sustainable practices continue from the homes we build and into our dedicated green space, which includes Pringle Creek, itself. We also have a non-profit called the Sustainable Learning Center with a focus on education and sustainable practices, which functions within Pringle Creek Community. Last week, Chemeketa Community College students from a biology summer course came to PCC to learn more about our environmentally sustainable practices in a hands-on ... Read more

Exposure to Nature is Good for You!

Ever heard of Nature Deficit Disorder?  If you spend all of your time in an urban setting, rarely getting into the woods or an oak savannah for a walk or hike, and experience regular bouts of anxiety or depression, than you may be experiencing it.  Nature Deficit Disorder is a condition that more and more people appreciate and more and more scientists are recognizing as a serious result of our increasingly urbanized societies - especially concerning is the well-being of children. Science is currently giving greater attention to the ramifications of our increasingly technological world on our personal well-being. ... Read more

Great Titles in Our Little Library!

Our Little Library is just brimming with books, and they are excellent titles, too!  Our Little Library, registered with the Little Free Library nonprofit organization, is a handsome little box located out in front of our community center, Painters Hall, next to our newest park, Jane's Pocket Park.             Our Little Library was built by youth offenders at the Oregon Youth Authority and painted and decorated by girls in the local Daisy Girl Scout Troop, #10037. The Little Free Library is a wonderful addition to our community offering a nice, free exchange of books for visitors and neighbors.  Reading in the park ... Read more

Helping the Chicken to Cross the Road

The chicken harness has arrived!  Now Colleen can safely take a chicken out of the coop and give her an opportunity to go for a walk.                   It really is just another bit of fun over at the glasshouses.  Colleen always has something fun or whimsical going on over there - from her little garden fairy houses to the butterfly houses, both created by her father, and now the chicken harness.  Colleen is always happy to share all that she is doing with visitors.  Besides all of the various vegetables that she is growing for the CSA (community supported agriculture) ... Read more
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