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Want to be an urban farmer?

STATESMAN JOURNAL January 28, 2015 | Tracy Loew Pringle Creek Community is bringing back its Urban Farming program. If you've so much as raked your yard, you're a gardener, urban farmer Colleen Owen believes. But if you'd like to begin cultivating some of your own food or improve your urban farming skills, this eight-class series is for you, Owen said. Among the topics covered: Crop rotation, fruit tree pruning, succession planting, companion planting, beneficial bugs and insects and bees. The 32-acre Pringle Creek Community was designed as a walkable, mixed-use, sustainable community that preserves open space. It includes a community garden and an edible landscape within ... Read more

‘Honoring Our Rivers’ features children’s art

STATESMAN JOURNAL October 9, 2014 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli Pringle Creek Community will host its fourth annual student art exhibition and open house from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 25 at Painters Hall Café, 3911 Village Center Dr. SE. The cafe is located behind the Hoop on Fairview Industrial Blvd. There will be refreshments. The event will feature the art of students who were published in the community's 2014 anthology, "Honoring Our Rivers." A project of the Willamette Partnership, the anthology aims to connect students with their watersheds. For information, call (503) 315-1055 or go to Read more

Two events celebrate Earth and community Sept. 21

STATESMAN JOURNAL September 17, 2014 | Carlee Wright Two community events celebrating earth and the environment are happening in Salem on Sunday, Sept. 21. The Salem Community Earth Fair is an opportunity for families to spend time together while celebrating and learning about the environment. The event is in support of the People's Climate March in New York, as well as the International Day of Peace, which both take place on Sunday. Organizations will offer information about local environmental and peace efforts. DIY Studio will be hosting an upcycled, cultural craft activity for fair attendees. There also will be other family-friendly, community-building and ... Read more

What’s new at the old Fairview Training Center site?

View Original Source Michael Rose, Statesman Journal | 6:36 a.m. PDT September 3, 2014 All seems quiet at the former Fairview Training Center site, a home for developmentally disabled people for nearly 100 years, but activity has begun to stir behind the scenes. The 275-acre Fairview Training Center site is bordered by Reed, Pringle and Strong roads. The state institution closed in 2000 and the property was sold to private owners. Here's an update on Fairview. Another park for Salem? Sustainable Fairview Associates, owner of a large chunk of Fairview, recently offered to sell 35 acres to the city for park. Public records — a city email ... Read more

Pringle Creek Community hosts dinner

STATESMAN JOURNAL June 24, 2014 | Victor Panichkul Pringle Creek's dinner series continues with a June dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. Trinity Vineyards will be offering glasses of wine for purchase to accompany the meal, which will include an appetizer of stuffed and fried squash blossoms, a garden salad, a pulled-pork barbecued sandwich with a cranberry barbecue sauce served with a kale and cabbage slaw and topped off with a mixed-fruit cobbler for dessert. Cost for dinner is $18, with separate purchase of wine. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (503) 315-1055 or email The dinner will be at Painters ... Read more
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