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 approaches the growing season, her love of sharing her work with visitors, and her insights into work as a gardener and teacher.  John Johnson, a former student of Colleen’s Urban Farming class and an experienced gardener in his own right, discusses his raised bed method of gardening using alfalfa and straw bales as a growing medium.

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Pringle Creek Community’s (PCC) gardens, glasshouses, orchards, and beehives, that Colleen mentions in the interview, are all amenities available to our residents.  You can experience the joy and wonder of growing organic produce here, too.  Becoming a resident is the best way to do that, of course!  We have houses and build-ready lots for sale – you can find out more about that here.  Through the Sustainable Living Center at PCC we offer classes that give the public the opportunity to garden and learn about organic gardening. You can rent a gardening space in our gardens, too. Listen to Colleen on the podcast.   It is all very interesting, and gives further insight into all of the work Colleen does in our glasshouses and outside gardens here at Pringle Creek Community.  Contact us at 503-315-1055 for more information.  We look forward to hearing from you!