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 ...
Pringle Creek Community is an unexpected pocket of serenity in south Salem where visitors and residents like to take time during their day for a walk. Colleen, our Urban Farmer, always smiles and waves to those who come near to the glasshouses. Some folks stop and chat, getting to know Colleen a bit better, discussing her work and the goings on around the gardens and orchards.
One visitor is Dave Hunt who regularly walks his dog, Luna, around the Pringle Creek Community property. He and Luna are very friendly. Luna is an exuberant 2 year old mix who is always wiggly ...
Have you ever heard of or tasted Hatch Chilis - chilis grown in Hatch, New Mexico? People from all over the country who love spicy food, especially folks who've visited or lived in or near New Mexico, are crazy about them, especially when they're roasted.
Ed DonGilli , a grounds keeper here at Pringle Creek Community, LOVES Hatch Chilis - and is responsible for bringing them to our gardens this year. Ed and his family recently lived in Arizona and embraced the food in the region, including hot & spicy Mexican food. Ed couldn't stop talking about Hatch chilis - ...
When will they emerge? Is something wrong? Where are they?
THERE they are! Colleen, our Urban Farmer and gardening guru, was starting to fret (yes, even Colleen can get a little nervous!) about all of the tomato seeds she'd planted. Since she sees them every day, a few days can seem like forever when waiting for seeds to germinate and show signs of the plants and produce that they will become. Here is the latest picture of Colleen's emerging tomatoes for the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and the Plant Sale May 1st through Mother's Day.
They will soon grow into gorgeous, ...
Do you have access to fresh, healthy food? Do you know where your food comes from? How was it grown? Who grew it? How far did it travel to get to your plate? Why does that matter?
February 6th, at Marion Polk Food Share's Local Food Summit, you have an opportunity to connect with many others to learn about the current state of the Mid-Willamette Valley's food system - and to get involved to make it even better.
'You are what you eat' really is true. Eating locally does impact your health and overall well-being. Eating food that is grown locally, ...