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Learn to protect your family from toxins at free event

STATESMAN JOURNAL August 31, 2015 | Tracy Loew How does the environment impact your health? What can you do to protect your family from toxins? These questions and more will be answered during a free community workshop at Pringle Creek Community on Sept. 15. The Oregon Environmental Council will give a presentation about Oregon’s new toxics law, planning for climate change, and what’s happening federally to connect health and the environment. Participants will get practical tips for protecting health in their families, neighborhoods and state. “Our health is greatly impacted by the chemicals in our environment – in our homes, the packaging of our good, ... Read more

Food swap group to host pie party

STATESMAN JOURNAL July 8, 2015 | Conner Williams The Pringle Creek Community is collaborating with the Cherry City Food Swappers to put on a pie party and food swap event on Sunday, July 19. The event will be held at Painters Hall at the Pringle Creek Community in South Salem and will run from 1 to 4 p.m. According to Kerry Fox, Event and Outreach Coordinator for the Pringle Creek Community, the swap invites people to taste and trade pies in addition to other homemade or homegrown food items. The Pringle Creek Community has hosted the Cherry City Food Swappers before for a swap ... Read more

Learn about food labels, sustainability at free talk

STATESMAN JOURNAL June 19, 2015 | Tracy Loew What's the difference between natural, organic and non-GMO? What kind of oversight or regulations are behind these different claims? Food labels can be confusing, so Pringle Creek Community is hosting a free presentation to help consumers make informed choices. Chris Schreiner, executive director of Oregon Tilth, will help participants understand what the information on food labels means, as well as how food-purchasing decisions affect the local food economy. Corvallis-based Oregon Tilth is the nation's third-largest organic certifier, serving about 1,450 growers and processors. "Farmers will grow what people want to eat," said Kerry Fox, outreach coordinator for ... Read more

Pringle Creek Community offers free disaster training

STATESMAN JOURNAL June 8, 2015 | By Tracy Loew A recent string of strong earthquakes off the Oregon Coast serves as a reminder that 'The Big One' is on the horizon. To help residents be ready, Pringle Creek Community is hosting a free disaster preparedness presentation. The event also will address emergencies such as flooding, drought or a train derailment. "Disaster is survivable. The key is being prepared," said Kerry Fox, outreach coordinator for the 32-acre community, which focuses on nature and the environment. The presentation, which is open to the public, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 16 at Pringle ... Read more

Croquet brings nostalgia to Pringle Creek Community

STATESMAN JOURNAL May 24, 2015 | Kaellen Hessel Stepping out onto the village green at Pringle Creek Community on Sunday afternoon was like taking a step back into yesteryear. There was a sense of relaxed enjoyment on the field as laughter tinkled through the air while people played croquet. They took turns trying to hit their balls through the course of metal wickets, which proved surprisingly challenging due to the length of the grass. They'd wack the ball with their mallets only to see it plop back down a few inches away. They laughed often and encouraged one another. "This takes me back to ... Read more
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