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Little Urban Oasis

Pringle Creek Community is one of a kind. We are buzzing with building and welcoming new families into our community. Choice lots are available next to green open space, the orchards, as well as lovely neighbors who believe in sustainability and live it! What’s interesting is that we’re probably one of the best kept secrets in Salem. Yet, we're situated close to downtown, and very close to places like a microbrewery, a cidery, the climbing gym, and more. So, if you’re interested in doing yoga while you drink a local brew or getting your climb on, it’s just a walk or bike ... Read more

Open Community Tours

Pringle Creek Community will be having Open Community tours on  June 24th from 1 - 4:00pm! This is a chance to see what living sustainably looks like and meet a few of our neighbors and see their wonderful homes! It's also a time to have some ice cream and chat with Umpqua Bank about how you can finance building a custom home designed just for you and your family. Not only that, but after a scoop of ice cream, you can head on to the greenhouses for a special tasting of some fruits or veggies that are in season ... Read more

Meet Our New Urban Farm Assistant

You may have noticed already, but we've got a new person on the team. Meet our new Urban Farm Assistant, Jill Snell! Jill will be assisting Colleen Owen this summer to produce amazingly delicious and nutritious organic produce. She brings almost a decade of urban farming experience in the Pacific Northwest as well as a super positive attitude and vivacious spirit (she says that her spirit plant is a carrot, we'll explain more later...). Jill happily describes Pringle Creek Community as a place where, "You're living with people that love and respect the Earth, and are doing their part to ... 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

Beer Gardening

Our community and Gilgamesh Brewing share Pringle Creek. We also share similar values on sustainability and keeping it local. At Pringle Creek Community, we strive for innovative and environmentally friendly approaches to gardening at our urban farm. Gilgamesh has sustainable practices like shipping their spent grain to a local farmer for cattle to eat. Gilgamesh has been brewing since 2009, and provides choices like hefeweizens, IPAs, and one beer is named after Terry Porter who played for the Portland Trail Blazers. If you combine beer and organic gardening (beer gardening), you will find some alternative ways of managing pests ... Read more
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