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Delicious Handmade Soap

Have you ever smelled some soap, and your gut response was that you wanted to take a big bite out of it? Maybe there was some bright citrus zest or a pumpkin spice that wafted your way, and the thought just came into your mind. Okay, obviously eating soap isn't a good idea, but how about smelling a soap that made you want to frolic in the fields like someone from Little House on the Prairie? That lavender soap might just be the trick for that relaxing bath. Or how about using a vanilla oatmeal combo for when you're ... Read more

Willamette Wakeup

Our expert Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen, is spreading her knowledge on how to garden in an urban environment on KMUZ's Willamette Wakeup. Colleen talks about succession planting, crop rotating, deep feeder plants vs. shallow feeder ones, how to grow in a shady environment, and more. This is just a sample of all the things you can learn when taking the Urban Farmer classes. This starts up on February 3rd. Call to reserve a spot! Go to SLCSalem.org or call to reserve at: 503-315-1055 WHAT YOU GET We start you off with seeds, a space in our glasshouse and community garden, and a ... Read more

Agrihood

We are building a community rooted in nature and innovation. With that, comes a strong relationship with growing healthy food making us a flourishing agrihood. Over a third of our community is dedicated green space, and our urban farm is part of it. We have orchards, blueberry patches, and a whole lot more when it comes to wanting to commune with nature. Our glasshouses provide a place for winter gardening and some wonderful produce for a majority of the year. Imagine tomato plants that reach sky high and touch the roof tops with stems that look like tree trunks. ... Read more

Urban Farmers 2018

It's that time of year again where we are letting you know about the awesome Urban Farmer workshop program brought to you by the Sustainable Living Center (SLC). Our very own Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen, will be teaching some of the workshops, too! If you've always been curious about gardening, but haven't quite figured out how to take the plunge, or you have a green thumb and are up for learning some new techniques, this may be just the workshop for you. It also may be a great gift for the holidays. Go to the SLC's website to learn ... Read more

Sweet Life

At Pringle Creek Community, we understand that living sustainably means acting in harmony with the whole ecosystem. We'd like to think of it as  living the sweet life. That's why we have an urban farm with historic glass houses, chickens, and orchards. What makes life even sweeter is cultivating our pollinators. This year, we are happy to announce that our dear Honey Bees have produced more than twice the amount of honey that they made last year! Pollinators play such a crucial role in our world.  Without them, we'd have a lot of trouble figuring out how to feed people. ... Read more
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