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Want to be an urban farmer?

STATESMAN JOURNAL January 28, 2015 | Tracy Loew Pringle Creek Community is bringing back its Urban Farming program. If you've so much as raked your yard, you're a gardener, urban farmer Colleen Owen believes. But if you'd like to begin cultivating some of your own food or improve your urban farming skills, this eight-class series is for you, Owen said. Among the topics covered: Crop rotation, fruit tree pruning, succession planting, companion planting, beneficial bugs and insects and bees. The 32-acre Pringle Creek Community was designed as a walkable, mixed-use, sustainable community that preserves open space. It includes a community garden and an edible landscape within ... Read more

Pringle Creek restarts construction with new green home

View Original Source Laura Fosmire, Statesman Journal | 7:27 a.m. PST January 8, 2015 The Pringle Creek Community has added another LEED-certified house to its collection of energy-efficient homes. This new house, at 1884 John Muir Circle SE, opens a new chapter for Pringle in several ways. For one, it's the first new construction in the community since 2012. It's a promising step forward after construction stagnated due to the economy, leaving dozens of empty lots. The latest home also has 2,035 square feet of living space that is powered primarily through solar energy — the first in the neighborhood. Pringle's other homes are powered ... Read more

Yoga is focus of South Salem community

STATESMAN JOURNAL January 6, 2015 | Cindy Ulshafer In a secluded yet inviting subdivision, a class is held every Thursday afternoon. Located off of Industrial Drive SE, a few residents call Pringle Creek Community home, and it also is the setting of Painters Hall where yoga was practiced on Dec. 18. A handful of students bring their yoga mats every week. The class is open to the public, according to resident and community general manager Jane Poznar, who sponsors the class and also participates. Teacher Alyson Budde asks a nominal fee to help cover the rent of the hall. She said she leads ... Read more

‘Honoring Our Rivers’ features children’s art

STATESMAN JOURNAL October 9, 2014 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli Pringle Creek Community will host its fourth annual student art exhibition and open house from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 25 at Painters Hall Café, 3911 Village Center Dr. SE. The cafe is located behind the Hoop on Fairview Industrial Blvd. There will be refreshments. The event will feature the art of students who were published in the community's 2014 anthology, "Honoring Our Rivers." A project of the Willamette Partnership, the anthology aims to connect students with their watersheds. For information, call (503) 315-1055 or go to honoringourrivers.org. Read more

Two events celebrate Earth and community Sept. 21

STATESMAN JOURNAL September 17, 2014 | Carlee Wright Two community events celebrating earth and the environment are happening in Salem on Sunday, Sept. 21. The Salem Community Earth Fair is an opportunity for families to spend time together while celebrating and learning about the environment. The event is in support of the People's Climate March in New York, as well as the International Day of Peace, which both take place on Sunday. Organizations will offer information about local environmental and peace efforts. DIY Studio will be hosting an upcycled, cultural craft activity for fair attendees. There also will be other family-friendly, community-building and ... Read more
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