This popular program offers eight classes and covers everything you need to know from soil prep to harvesting and preserving your produce.  It is offered each year starting in February.  If you are interested in enrolling, please contact Colleen: or call 503-315-1055.

And it includes seeds, space in the glasshouse for starting your seeds and a space in Pringle Creek Community’s garden, if you'd like.  Classes are held generally held on the first and third Saturdays, February through May from 10:00 am to Noon.  Individual fees are $130 or sign up as a couple and share material for $180.  We’re even offering a special for a parent and child (age 9-17) for $140.  To reserve a spot contact our Urban Farmer Colleen at or call 503-315-1055.  

Here are the specifics on the classes.

February 4th:  Pruning Fruit Trees

February 18th:  Garden Planning

March 4th:  Seeds – Selecting Seeds and Starting Them Organically

March 18th:  Companion Planting and How-To's for a Successful Garden

April 1st:  Plant Propagation & Herbs

April 22nd:  Healthy Soil

May 6th: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs

May 20th:  Harvesting & Preserving

The food we choose to consume, and the way that food is grown, directly affects our bodies and the planet. By eating and growing healthful, organic food, we take an important step toward a more sustainable lifestyle. The Sustainable Living Center at Pringle Creek Community is fortunate to have access to two beautifully restored glasshouses, which see plenty of activity throughout the year under the guidance of Colleen Owen, our fabulous Urban Farmer.

In addition to our popular eight-class Urban Farmer series, additional activities include community gardening, glasshouse tours and volunteer gardening opportunities for children, and free starts and seeds provided during events such as local Earth Day celebrations and the annual Marion-Polk Food Share Seed Exchange.

Download Colleen's Easy Tips for Organic Gardening here.