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Urban Farming

Once again, Pringle Creek Community has teamed up with the Sustainable Living Center to offer their very popular annual Urban Farmer Class. Learn from Colleen Owen, Pringle Creeks' own Urban Farmer, and other experts on how to properly prune trees, harvest healthful organic produce, and many more gardening tips. Farming doesn't have to be outside the city limits, it can be in your very own backyard or community garden. Pringle Creek even has a few community garden plots available for class members if you don't have a growing space of your own. With spring creeping around the corner, it will be exciting to ... Read more

Urban Farmer Class Announced at Holding Court

At Pringle Creek Community, we value sustainable practices that can last a life-time. Our Urban Farm goes beyond the greenhouses and branches out into the orchards and berry patches that extend across the creek.  The Sustainable Living Center and Pringle Creek Community joined up to talk about the Urban Farmer Class at Holding Court.  Please click here if you're interested in taking this fun and educational class! Folk dancing is in the spotlight at Holding Court  Brooke Jackson-Glidden, Statesman Journal | 9:54 a.m. PST December 29, 2016 | View original source here. With Carol McAlice Currie out on assignment, news columnist Capi Lynn joined ... Read more

Urban Farmer Classes by the Sustainable Living Center

Have a hankering to try your hand at urban farming? Now's your chance! Back by popular demand is the Urban Farmer class provided by the Sustainable Living Center (SLC) and taught by our Urban Farmer extraordinaire, Colleen Owen. Colleen Owen is a certified Master Gardener with years of experience with how to make gardens flourish in an urban environment. Not only has she had success with flourishing produce in the spring and summer seasons, but she also has the expertise to make the most of your garden during the more dormant winter months. Colleen Owen runs a CSA (Community ... Read more

Master Gardener Talk with Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen

The Master Gardeners came out last week to listen to our star Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen, bestow her wisdom on how to utilize a green house year-round. Colleen participated in the Master Gardeners programming this year through Oregon State University. During this time, Colleen was also running the Urban Farmer classes by the Sustainable Learning Center at Pringle Creek Community. Long story short, all of these brilliant classes led to a meeting with Michael Johnson, a Fellow Master Gardener. Michael was giving a lecture through the Urban Farming class on fruit tree pruning, and he was impressed by how ... Read more

Gardening Chat with Colleen on the Radio!

How can you increase your gardening knowledge?  What are creative ways to grow vegetables organically?  What is a CSA?  How can you get freshly grown veggies nearly all year-round? Colleen Owen, our Urban Farmer and all-around great gardener, interviewed recently on Down in the Dirt with Diana on Salem's community radio station, KMUZ.  You can hear the interview via Diana's podcast here.  Colleen's portion of the interview starts at 5:25 and goes through 27:00.  Colleen discusses a lot about what she does and how she tackles the many gardening tasks she has growing produce for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, how she ... Read more
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