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Leslie Middle School Plant Sale

The Leslie Middle School gardening class will be selling plant starts all next week in the Pringle Creek Community greenhouse starting next Monday, April 4th from 10am to 12pm. They are selling lettuce, cilantro, and other varieties. Each 4" pot is only $.50 and contains several organic seed starts! All proceeds go toward their gardening classes and will help pay for raised beds at their school garden.Please pass along this wonderful opportunity to support our local middle school gardening program! Read more

Leslie Middle School Learning Garden!

We recently partnered with Leslie Middle School to establish the Leslie Middle School Learning Garden. Led by Leslie teacher Consuelo Kammerer, the students visit the Pringle Creek Conservatory a few times a week to learn useful gardening skills. Leslie Middle School students plant organic broccoli and cabbage in the Conservatory. Throughout the fall and winter, the students are cultivating winter greens in a raised bed in one of the greenhouses, and growing garlic outside on a portion of the community garden space. The project is the first aspect of Pringle Creek's new Conservatory objective ... Read more

Salem Green Professionals

This is a group we think is really great: a social network in town for young professionals specifically involved or wanting to be involved in the sustainable business movement.What's cool is that so far each tour site has been hosted by a fellow Salem Green Professional -- Painters Hall (James), Sequential-Pacific Biodiesel (Tyson), Wildwood-Mahonia (Travis), Zena Forest Products (Ben), Wandering Aengus Ciderworks (another James), and now Organic Fresh Fingers (Evann). It's an awesome group of people! To get on the email list, contact salemgreenprofessionals@gmail.comFor our November gathering, Salem Green Professional and entrepreneur Evann Remington, Founder and CEO of ... Read more

Exchange students check out Pringle Creek

Here are some photos from a recent gathering in the "net-zero energy" Painter's Hall. Sixteen South Salem families are hosting 16 foreign exchange students from Munich, Germany, and they all came out for a potluck dinner. Afterwards, many in the party filtered outside to play and visit and check out Pringle Creek Community."This place has good potential for a disc golf course." "Clouds are a problem for solar power in Germany too."Potluck for 60? Notice the ceiling detail, which is an assembly of wood strips removed from another pre-existing building at Pringle Creek.No clue as to which ones are ... Read more

Goodall students at Pringle Creek for annual stream health analysis

Update: On Dec. 24 the Statesman Journal ran an article on this, "Students helping study water quality."Students from Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School and Karen Hans from Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife came out for their annual fish and macro-invertebrate count. These students are comparing stream health & fish population in various waterways throughout the City of Salem. The big catch of the day was a very large cutthroat trout!Students set up nets upstream and downstream, then wade through the creek catching fish.Then they identified and documented each species before setting them free.They also went through to catch ... Read more
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