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Exposure to Nature is Good for You!

Ever heard of Nature Deficit Disorder?  If you spend all of your time in an urban setting, rarely getting into the woods or an oak savannah for a walk or hike, and experience regular bouts of anxiety or depression, than you may be experiencing it.  Nature Deficit Disorder is a condition that more and more people appreciate and more and more scientists are recognizing as a serious result of our increasingly urbanized societies - especially concerning is the well-being of children. Science is currently giving greater attention to the ramifications of our increasingly technological world on our personal well-being. ... Read more

Holiday Festivities at Pringle Creek Community

Residents and chickens had a bit of fun this past Saturday celebrating the Easter holiday.  A number of children and their families came out and had a lot of fun with a holiday Easter egg hunt throughout the property.  There was also an opportunity for photos.  Colleen Owen, our Urban Farmer and gardening guru, Jonathan Schachter, our Director of Development, and one of our chickens took advantage of the photographic event and sat in for pictures.  Colleen used her chicken harness and leash to share the festivities with one of our chickens.  Despite the partly rainy weather, a good time ... Read more

Spring brings Green building

Spring has sprung and so has the building season.  Builders have broken ground on two new homes up in our Net Zero loop.  One will be a two-story custom home for new neighbors and the other is a single level, three bedroom, two bath home that we are building for resale.  Both houses will be highly energy efficient LEED and Net Zero certified. LEED certification ensures that they are built green, with sustainable methods and materials, and energy efficient systems throughout, while the builder also takes care to minimize waste and erosion.  LEED also signifies a home that is ... Read more

Helping the Chicken to Cross the Road

The chicken harness has arrived!  Now Colleen can safely take a chicken out of the coop and give her an opportunity to go for a walk.                   It really is just another bit of fun over at the glasshouses.  Colleen always has something fun or whimsical going on over there - from her little garden fairy houses to the butterfly houses, both created by her father, and now the chicken harness.  Colleen is always happy to share all that she is doing with visitors.  Besides all of the various vegetables that she is growing for the CSA (community supported agriculture) ... Read more

Gardening Chat with Colleen on the Radio!

How can you increase your gardening knowledge?  What are creative ways to grow vegetables organically?  What is a CSA?  How can you get freshly grown veggies nearly all year-round? Colleen Owen, our Urban Farmer and all-around great gardener, interviewed recently on Down in the Dirt with Diana on Salem's community radio station, KMUZ.  You can hear the interview via Diana's podcast here.  Colleen's portion of the interview starts at 5:25 and goes through 27:00.  Colleen discusses a lot about what she does and how she tackles the many gardening tasks she has growing produce for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, how she ... Read more
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