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Grow your own

Statesman Journal columnist Jeanine Stice wrote a good one this week, "Get healthy: plant a family garden." She did some research about the health benefits of eating fresh vegetables; and some more research about organizations that teach and promote food gardening. That part includes comment about our man James “santiago” Santana and his SLC:That kind of self-reliance and self-sufficiency is exactly what Marion-Polk Food Share's garden coordinator, Jordan Blake, encourages as he worked to nearly double the number of community gardens this spring to more than 10. Food Share, along with the city of Salem and community centers funded ... Read more

Welcome Back, Meyer

James Meyer, Pringle Creek’s Principal Planner, is a graduate of the UO School of Architecture, and now he is teaching there. And here. And at his office.“The class is unique in that it will spend studio time in Eugene and on-site time in Salem, and we will be in the Opsis Architecture offices in Portland for midterm and final review of their project designs,” says James.It is a graduate level design class titled Live-Work-Breathe. James will be co-teaching with Brook Muller, Dept. of Architecture professor. Their first on-site (Pringle Creek) class was held on March 4th. The students documented ... Read more

What we did on Earth Day

The Earth Day party at Pringle Creek last Sunday was just about ideal. It was educational and thought-provoking, but best of all, it was just a really, really good time.There were very intelligent students and teachers sharing their research on creek restoration and water quality in their local watersheds through the Adopt-a-Stream Youth Environmental Summit--their work is a beacon of light in our city. Younger kids made newspaper pots, seed balls, and other art projects. Elementary school students with string instruments performed live with their music teacher, Diane, who also played a few songs with Blue Lightening, a Portland ... Read more

Earth Day ’08 Photos

Photos of Earth Day '08 at Pringle Creek Community Read more

Statesman Journal reprint

December 24, 2008 Statesman Journal article http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20081224/COMMUNITIES/812240340/1108 \ Students helping study water quality They are sampling fish, small insects along Pringle Creek James Santana • Special to the Statesman Journal December 24, 2008 Not more than 30 years ago, streams in our area teemed with native fish. As development increased, so did our impact on nature; water quality declined, affecting sensitive in-stream insects, causing fish species such as salmon and trout to all but disappear. Eighth-graders from Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School are investigating why. Guided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the students have been sampling and comparing fish and macroinvertebrates in various sections of ... Read more
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