growing hope http://wemu.org en Amanda Edmonds Files Nominating Petitions http://wemu.org/post/amanda-edmonds-files-nominating-petitions <p>Amanda Edmonds has filed the required number of nominating petitions for her name to appear on August primary ballot in the race to be Ypsilanti's next mayor.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Growing Hope Executive Director submitted her petitions Friday, according to </span>Ypsilanti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> City Clerk Frances </span>McMullan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Mayor Paul Schreiber is not seeking re-election. There are no other announced candidates to replace him at this time.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:21:09 +0000 Bob Eccles 44357 at http://wemu.org Amanda Edmonds Files Nominating Petitions Growing Hope Opening Pop-Up Gardening Supply Shop http://wemu.org/post/growing-hope-opening-pop-gardening-supply-shop <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140371703&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Growing Hope is interested in finding out how much interest there is in a local garden supply store, and will open a pop-up shop for a couple of months this spring to find out.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://Facebook.com/YpsiPlanti"><strong> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:06:32 +0000 Bob Eccles 43064 at http://wemu.org Growing Hope Opening Pop-Up Gardening Supply Shop Amanda Edmonds launches Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid http://wemu.org/post/amanda-edmonds-launches-ypsilanti-mayoral-bid <p>Growing Hope Executive Director Amanda Edmonds Tuesday night launched her bid to become Ypsilanti's next mayor with a party for supporters in Depot Town.</p><p>Edmonds said she believes her leadership skills are what the city needs to help it to continue to move forward.</p><p>Among those in attendance was current Mayor Paul Schreiber, who has announced he won't seek re-election.</p><p>Also on hand were former Mayor Cheryl Farmer and Washtenaw County Commissioners Yousef&nbsp;Rabhi and Conan Smith.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:57:31 +0000 Bob Eccles 41440 at http://wemu.org Amanda Edmonds launches Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid Ypsilanti Mayor Will Not Seek Re-election http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-mayor-will-not-seek-re-election <p>A year from now, the City of Ypsilanti will have a new Mayor. Paul Schreiber announced over the weekend he will not seek re-election in 2014. Schreiber was first elected mayor in 2006, and will have completed eight years in office when next November's election rolls around. In his written announcement Sunday, Schreiber said he has enjoyed his seven years as Mayor, but now it's time to step aside to allow the next Mayor to lead the city.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:14:05 +0000 David Fair 37548 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Mayor Will Not Seek Re-election Growing Hope Executive Director Announces Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid http://wemu.org/post/growing-hope-executive-director-announces-ypsilanti-mayoral-bid <p>Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber hasn't said whether he'll run for re-election in 2014, but if he does, he'll face a challenge from Amanda Edmonds.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://growinghope.net/">The Growing Hope </a>Executive Director is also vice-chair of the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority. She's vice-chair of the Washtenaw Food Policy Council, and was appointed by the Governor to a similar organization at the state level.</p><p>The 36 year-old is running as a Democrat.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:24:20 +0000 Bob Eccles 37486 at http://wemu.org Growing Hope Executive Director Announces Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid Issues of the Environment: Urban Farming in Ypsilanti http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-urban-farming-ypsilanti <p>The City of Ypsilanti continues to explore how best to incorporate urban farming into it's vision for the future.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>In this week's installment of&nbsp; WEMU's&nbsp; <em>Issues of the Environment</em> David Fair talks with Amanda Edmonds. Amanda is the executive Director of Ypsilanti-based,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.growinghope.net" style="color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline; ">Growing Hope</a>.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:46:54 +0000 David Fair 33258 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Urban Farming in Ypsilanti First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-47 <p>Growing food locally is Growing Hope in Ypsilanti area.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 17:43:37 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 13408 at http://wemu.org