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Pringle Creek in Metropolis Magazine

Susan Szenasy, Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis (the stunning magazine of architecture and design), attended our presentation at Greenbuild Toronto last month, and wrote about it in the November issue's "Publisher's Notes." She picked up the key message we were trying to communicate: great, sustainable design is more than just energy efficiency or "doing with less" but rather about having more -- more of the features that improve our lives, the simple joys that typically come at no cost. Scroll through our Greenbuild PDF of the presentation here and thanks to Jackie (my lovely wife) for modeling in the magazine photo! Read more

Neighbors play ball in the Village Green

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Pringle Creek’s geothermal heating and cooling system

At Pringle Creek Community we've been busy with several projects--cottage homes, Painter's Hall, greenhouses, geo-thermal system, two new custom homes, and organizing our community gardens, as well as other endeavors. So much going on that we've neglected to keep up to date about it here on the "community news" page. We'll get caught up right now and over the next few weeks.Regarding Pringle Creek Community's geo-thermal heating and cooling system, here, from the case study by Opsis Architecture, is a brief explanation:A well designed for domestic water use and irrigation, located at the Pringle Creek site, has been utilized ... Read more

Children’s park

In addition to the Fir Grove Park, the community greenhouses and gardens, the Village Green, and the creek trail, we have a new "destination" to check out when you visit Pringle Creek Community. The Children's Park is going up near the community orchard. This pocket park will include a low fenced area with a unique play structure for young children.When the Children's Park is done, it will be a wonderful place to sit and relax watching children at play. It will include picnic tables and a landscaped trellis. Read more

Greenhouses coming along

Just a few photos of the progress on the old Lord & Burnham glasshouses we are restoring. They are looking great, thanks to volunteers and all of Paco’s efforts. We are doing a final measurement of glass next week, and continuing with painting and restoration.Also, here is a photo, from earlier in the summer, of volunteers sheet mulching the blueberry area.The advantage to sheet mulching is that it enriches the soil, holds moisture and suppresses weeds. Cut weeds and grasses back as low as you can, then lay down cardboard and cover it with whatever organic material you have. ... Read more
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