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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

Join the Mid-Valley Local Food Summit

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, ... Read more

2016 is Here! See the New Developments at PCC

Happy New Year!  2016 is here!  We're excited about the possibilities the new year brings.  We've started a new business relationship this year, we are now an authorized B-Corporation, we're breaking ground on two new resident's homes, we're planning new spec home builds, and we're going to garden like never before! As mentioned in a recent blog, we've begun a new business relationship with Living Room Realty (LRR), a real estate group that is grounded in the same sustainable principles as we are.  The LRR brokers we're working with, Gavin Shettler, Julia Robertson, and Nicolette Hannah are experts in green ... Read more

You Can Become a Master Recycler

Is that pizza box recyclable?  How about the almond milk box?  Or a brown glass vitamin bottle?  And the lid?  Can you recycle that, too?  Will I ruin an entire 'batch' of city recycling if I am not sure and put an item into the recycling that isn't actually recycle-able?  These are common questions and concerns people have regarding recycling.  Although people are much more comfortable recycling than they were 10 years ago, there's still a number of unknowns and questions regarding how Marion County's system works and what is actually recycle-able.  When people aren't sure, they either put ... Read more

A Healthy Home is Truly a Happy Home!

Enjoying a home that you KNOW is healthy really brings a deep sense of peace and comfort - and happiness.  A 'healthy home' is one that is free of toxic chemicals, chemicals that can easily and quickly enter your bloodstream and that of your children.  The materials used to build a conventional home, for example glues used in particle board or chemicals in paint, off-gas and add a variety of toxins to the air in the home.           Here at Pringle Creek Community, we believe that a healthy home is a key part of a healthy life.  Attention is given to the ... Read more
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