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Natural Medicine

Pringle Creek Community is not only one of the healthiest communities in the nation, it is located in the 2nd healthiest city in the country, Salem, Oregon. With a third of the community land dedicated to green natural space and with our sustainable land management practices, organic farming, and renewable energy, we've got your bases covered for living a happy and healthy lifestyle. The San Francisco Bay Area is also now following in our footsteps by showing how open, natural settings can benefit families and communities. Natural medicine: Urban families explore benefits of the outdoors By Erin Allday | April 10, 2017 ... Read more

Forest Bathing

At Pringle Creek Community, we get that spending time in nature has health benefits. That's why over a third of our land is dedicated shared green space with walking paths to explore the orchards or hang out by the creek. Taking walks and inhaling all the good stuff that the trees, plants, and soil provide is just one way of being healthier. What's called forest bathing in Japan, we call a walk about the neighborhood. Why Spring Is the Perfect Time to Take Your Workout Outdoors Alexandra Sifferlin | Mar 30, 2017 | TIME Health | View original source. Getty Images EXERCISE/FITNESS When the weather ... Read more

Top 25 beautiful US cities to live in

Pringle Creek community is located right in the heart of the Willamette Valley, in Salem, Oregon. Salem has just been listed alongside places like San Francisco and Boston as one of the top 25 beautiful US cities to live in if you enjoy spending time in nature. Our community values nature and has over a 1/3 of it dedicated to green space that harbors orchards, tree-lined paths along the creek, and a community garden to name a few. Tanza Loudenback | July 9, 2016 View original source at Business Insider 25 Beautiful US Cities to Live in if You Love Spending Time ... Read more

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

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
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