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Gardens & Conservatory shots

The gardens are looking beautiful... Here are some shots of our dahlias, sunflowers, pumpkins and the Conservatory. Contact if you are interested in learning more or getting involved! Read more

Statesman Journal reports on Pringle Creek Conservatory

The recent article, "Pringle Creek greenhouses get a facelift: Historical structures produce food and unite community, is all about Pringle Creek's two 1930s-era greenhouses being back in operation. The Statesman Journal reporter, Rachel Bucci, came out and talked with James Santana. He is quoted throughout the article. One of the highlights of the article: an announcement that the Painters Hall Café is open! "For now Painters Hall Café, open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, offers brewed and French press coffee (a Craigslist procured espresso maker is getting a tune-up), tea and Wild Pear box lunches if you ... Read more

Pringle Creek’s green streets mentioned as model in OEC’s spring newsletter

Oregon Environmental Council, the state’s oldest environmental organization, has an article in their most recent "One Oregon, One Environment" newsletter. The article, titled "Depaving Paradise," is on page seven and features the following photo and caption:Pringle Creek Community in Salem has one of the largest installations of pervious asphalt in the country. The green streets are narrower than conventional streets, using less materials to build and calming traffic. They have no curbs, which reduces construction costs and allows vegetated swales to capture, absorb and clean stormwater runoff.The article does a good job explaining water quality issues. Water quality and ... Read more

Pringle Creek featured in

Pringle Creek is featured in a fascinating web magazine: " A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments is a twice yearly online journal searching for that interface--the integration--among the built and natural environments, that might be called the soul of place." The article is One Green Thing Leads to Another: Sustainability at the Pringle Creek Community.Pringle Creek Community’s portion of the old institution had been used for growing food in the gardens and in the two historic Lord and Burnham glass greenhouses, each more than 2,500 square feet in size, and contained the institution’s central steam-heat plant and ... Read more

Everyone wins Battle of the Locavore

We had about 50 people for this awesome local foods potluck. Thanks to everyone who came. Talk about a gathering of wonderful people. Special thanks to Chris, Evann, Chris & Elizabeth, and Luca for putting it all together. Also a big thanks to the sponsors--they provided the great prizes--Lifesource Natural Foods, Minto Island Growers, St. Innocent Wine, Organic Fresh Fingers, and Oregon Tilth.And the winners were . . . Hugo wins 1st place for his wild mushroom pizzaGino wins 2nd place for pesto pastaThe Shreiners win 3rd for their goat cheese basil tomatoIngrid wins best all Marion CountyStephanie wins ... Read more
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