Pringle Creek: A New and Improved Green-Living Option


| 11/17/2016 10:24:00 AM


Tags: cooperative living, market gardening, community supported agriculture, LEED certification, Kurt Jacobson, Oregon,

As an organic gardener growing my own fruits and vegetables I keep a watchful eye on what others are doing across the U.S. On a recent trip to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, Pringle Creek, a newer subdivision, seemed an unlikely place to find gardening inspiration. I found inspiration for organic gardening and a whole lot more.

Pringle Creek Community occupies what was once the Fairview Training Center, where for nearly 100 years the State of Oregon had a school for training developmentally disabled persons. With a vision of offering quality homes in a natural environment in 2006, Pringle Creek opened their doors selling lots on 32 acres of the former training center.

Community-Supported, Locally Grown Food

One of the things that sets Pringle Creek Community apart from most urban subdivisions is their organic farm goods grown and raised onsite. Colleen Owen is Pringle Creek’s full-time Urban Gardener. Colleen is in charge of the fruit orchard, two vintage Lord and Burnham greenhouses, a chicken yard, and an acre of outdoor growing areas.

 Pringle creek greenhouses exterior

Pringle Creek greenhouses

mccaughey45
12/2/2016 10:48:27 AM

do you really call homes "starting around $300,000" reasonable?? sheeesh.





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