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We are thrilled to be featured in Marie Claire's January 2017 issue, where Kiera Carter, writes about all the thoughts that go through a person's head when they are considering moving to a more sustainable community. Carter wonders whether sustainable communities will have a "potentially creepy commune vibe," and asks the question, "Can an office-going, lipstick-wearing woman actually fit in?" Our residents come from all walks of life, and they work for the city, the hospital, a university, and some are retired while others are starting families. Some residents come as experienced gardeners wanting to participate 110% in the community ... Read more

Marie Claire

Pringle Creek Community is featured in the Marie Claire January 2017 issue with one of our very own residents, Mckenzie Farrell, sharing her experiences living here. Mckenzie says, "Pringle Creek is about three miles from downtown Salem, 60 miles from the coast, and 65 miles from the mountains. It lets you do any activity you want." Along with having easy access to the downtown and recreational activities, we also have an Urban Farm that holds educational workshops for beginners all the way to Master Gardeners, and has a successfully run CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) producing healthy organic food for its members. ... Read more

Bike-share Push

Pringle Creek Community is a part of a network of trails and pathways that connect to open spaces and parks, and adjoining neighborhoods. Alternative means of transportation such as biking strengthen that connectivity as well as our physical and emotional well-being. We are excited by the news that Salem is moving toward making the city even more interconnected with a bike-share push.  Salem may join other Oregon cities in bike-share push Jonathan Bach , Statesman Journal 3:44 p.m. PST December 4, 2016 | View original source here. The state capital may become home to a bike-sharing program next Spring, a move that would allow riders to use bikes ... Read more

Net Zero Building

Pringle Creek Community is excited to announce a free event called, Lessons from a Pioneering Net Zero Building, centered around sustainability and lessons learned with the restoration of historic Painters Hall, the first LEED Platinum certified community building in the nation. Green building expands beyond Painters Hall, with homes using renewable energy and sustainable materials to provide a more self sufficient and healthy community. Take a glance at some Pringle Creek designs to inspire future home building ideas.  Regional Allies for Efficiency - Salem, Oregon Lessons from a Pioneering Net Zero Building, Painters Hall at Pringle Creek Community PRESENTED BY JAMES MEYER (ARCHITECT, ... 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
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