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Urban Farmer Classes start Feb. 14 – Sign up NOW

                 Pringle Creek Community Sustainable Living Center presents: Urban Farming class series!  Classes are filling up - sign up now Call  503-315-1055 or email Colleen at  See you soon! Read more

Fresh Greens

Colleen is proudly showing off her first harvest! Bright radishes and a pound each of mixed greens and spinach. This is no baby spinach either, but large crisp leaves which Chef Dave immediately used to line his signature beef sandwiches. Garden-to-Table in 15 minutes! Read more

Meet Our Staff: Urban Farmer

Meet Colleen, our new Urban Farmer, and come see all the wonderful things going on in the glasshouses. Stop by and say hi and ask about her latest projects. Colleen has production in the glasshouse growing toward year round Garden-to-Table bounty. Her plans for succession planting and new deep beds will ensure fresh veggies for Chef Dave to turn into wonderful offerings in Painters Hall Cafe throughout the year.     Read more

Spring Has Sprung

The groundhog had it right, spring has arrived early to the Pringle Creek Community garden, orchard and natural spaces. Everywhere you walk you can see signs of life budding and even blooming. The wisteria growing on the patio at Painters Hall is waking, dandelions are adding spots of color, the early producing blueberries have open buds and the perennials in the garden are preparing for bloom. The glasshouse is about a month ahead, with blossoms on the citrus trees and ripening Meyer Lemons ready for use in the Painters Hall Cafe menu. Many of the overwintering shrubs, grape vines, berry canes, and fruit trees ... Read more

News from the Salem Permaculture Guild

Six-Part Workshop Series: Permaculture Design: Applications & Inspirations  Presented by Salem Permaculture Guild Six Consecutive Saturday Afternoons:  1 – 3 pm March 9th – April 13th, 2013 At the Straub Environmental Center (1320 A. St. NE, Salem) Permaculture is a design system that enables humans to interact in a positive and regenerative way with our surroundings, as we consciously create lifeways that emulate natural patterns such as diversity, connectivity, resilience, flow, and cycling. This introductory/intermediate workshop series will give a taste of the principles, applications, and inspirations of permaculture, and provide an opportunity to see the depth and breadth of its roots.  It will be ... Read more
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