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Wine dinner to be held at Pringle Creek Community

STATESMAN JOURNAL May 23, 2014 | Leann Moore Pringle Creek Community will host its Wine Bites Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 30. The dinner, to be held in Painter's Hall, will include a majority of fresh products from the Pringle Creek glasshouses and local partners. Small plates of food will be presented. In addition, The Chocolate Box, of Silverton, will offer wine by the glass and bottle available for purchase. Pringle Creek Community is at 3911 Village Center Drive SE. The cost is $15. Wine is purchased separately. RSVP is recommended. For more information, call (503) 315-1055 or go to Read more

Building Material Re-use

STATESMAN JOURNAL April 14, 2004 | Page One | By Staff Workers already are on site at Pringle Creek Community, tearing down buildings unfit for renovation. Following the development's environmentally friendly ethos, the workers will preserve materials salvaged from the buildings and send them to be re-used elsewhere. For example, wood from the grounds' maintenance building will be used by Marion County's juvenile alternative program to build an open-air market, and the concrete foundations of the buildings will be ground down to gravel and will be used to build the development's road network. "Recycling wood has become kind of the thing to do ... Read more

Green Neighborhood Talk Coming to Salem

SALEM WEEKLY June 13, 2012 A free community talk, “Creating a Safer, More Secure and Greener Neighborhood” will be presented at Pringle Creek Community on June 27th. The speaker, Jan Spencer of Eugene, is an advocate for urban land use, permaculture and concern for the natural environment and will discuss strategies for helping communities “transform suburbia.” Spencer’s presentation will include information on how he transformed his own property – grass to garden front and back, edible landscaping all over, passive solar design, 6,500-gallon rainwater catchment system and more. It will call attention to existing allies available in any town for like-minded people. ... Read more

Pringle Creek Community

STATESMAN JOURNAL August 22, 2005 | Page One | By Staff A 32-acre portion of Fairview was bought by Sustainable Development Inc. (a company separate from Sustainable Fairview Associates) in late 2004. That company says it is preparing to build its proposed Pringle Creek Community, a project featuring a mix of single-family homes and townhouses in a high-density development, by May 2006. Pringle Creek's backers say they will follow the principals of sustainable development in a neighborhood featuring solar-powered homes, renovated buildings from the former Fairview days that will be open for community events and a restored Pringle Creek riparian area. "A ... Read more

Planners May Hand Off Fairview

STATESMAN JOURNAL August 20, 2005 | Page One | By Michael Rose The project's original developers will require that sustainable aspect be kept The Salem group pushing to turn the former Fairview Training Center into a model for sustainable development is poised to let someone else take the lead. Sustainable Fairview Associates, which won the right to redevelop the property in 2002, is negotiating with a developer interested in taking over the project, company officials said. Sustainable Fairview currently controls about 240 acres at the site, which served for almost 100 years as a state institution for developmentally disabled residents. The company, ... Read more
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