Oregon Green Schools regional coordinators and board members from across the state met on October 30 for a training at Salem’s eco-village and intentional community, Pringle Creek.
In addition to setting an agenda for future educational training opportunities, coordinators enjoyed a presentation about Pringle Creek’s history, plans for the future and a guided walking tour. Homes within the Pringle Creek Community are LEED certified, buildings onsite use geo-thermal heating and rainwater to flush toilets and the community grows much of the food served at the café in an onsite greenhouse.
OGS Coordinators also toured nearby wetlands and heard from Salem’s Natural Area Specialist about learning opportunities that the site provides and tips on how to get schools engaged in restoration projects and outdoor learning.
A special thanks to Bailey Payne and Deborah Topp for planning the lunch and tours. Pringle Creek’s grounds and cafe are open to the public, plan a trip to Salem and check them out for yourself!