Flower Power Innovator

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Earth Day is right around the corner and there’s a lot of work to be done, but there’s also a lot that’s happening already and fun to be had! At Pringle Creek Community we are in the middle of our Urban Farmers class offered by the SLC (Sustainable Living Center) and are preparing for an important day of the year, Earth Day. Earth Day started in the 70s, in the midst of hippy happiness and spreading the love. In the 80s, the three Rs were yelled from across school auditoriums, and your class may have even been trying to raise funds to save a whale. The 90s was a time of…I don’t know, actually, it seems like the United States had a little amnesia from the mid-90s to the mid-2000’s. Perhaps it was the jaded rockers of the grunge phase brought to you by some watered down alternative that turned into some Modest Mouse mush (of course, they’re still awesome, and are now heard in grocery stores round the world). But, the i-Generation started to emerge a bit, thanks to flower power innovator, Steve Jobs.

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Photo credit: Tomošius from Chicago, U.S.A.

The mix of the Internet (also a name of an awesome band) being more widely available to the public, social media joining people together, and i-everything making people also turn a bit more inward has help lead us to where we are now today. We’ve got a lot of voices and information out there, and people are beginning to figure out how this whole mobilization and self-organization works. Speaking of, where will you be for Earth Day? Will you be celebrating with the family &/or friends? Will you be taking some time to meditate and reflect on how the year has been going?  How do you sift through all that info to get to the good stuff and make your Earth Day both valuable and awesome?

Let's Be Real

You aren’t being chased by a lion, really. (Photo Credit: Schuyler Shepherd)

The truth is the good stuff, when dealing with complex issues, takes time. That’s why, at Pringle Creek Community, we’ve been thoughtful about community development and taken the time, because we understand that long-term thinking is needed to create a better future. It means not to make important decisions hurriedly (We’re not being chased by lions anymore, so why go into fight or flight mode?). We’ve taken the time to build something that’s a model for other developments, and almost a decade later, we are still an example of what living sustainably looks like. We have set the intention that every day is Earth Day. It’s been beautiful out with spring winding it’s way through, so we invite you to stop by and take a tour of our urban oasis.

We are having our own celebration of Earth Day on April 21st from 10 – 4:00pm. Please click here for more details.