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You soon may see more local food options at your favorite grocery store.  

A series of workshops promoting local food kick off next week with a session focused on helping cottage food businesses become commercially licensed. The license is needed to sell online and ship products.

Edmonds Declares Victory In Ypsilanti Mayor Race

Nov 4, 2014
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Amanda Edmonds has given a victory speech to supporters at the Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery.

The founder and Executive Director of Growing Hope is leading write-in challenger Steven Taylor by a wide margin in early un-official results. 

Edmonds says she told supporters she's looking forward to moving Ypsilanti forward.

Bob Eccles

The city of Ypsilanti will have a new Mayor in a little over a month, and it looks as though it'll be Amanda Edmonds.

 

The Executive Director of Growing Hope faces a write-in challenge next month, but she's been gearing up for the new job by studying up on city board and commissions and their vacancies. 

She would be appointing members as Mayor.

Edmonds Wins Ypsilanti Mayoral Primary

Aug 5, 2014
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Amanda Edmonds' victory over Ypsilanti city council member Pete Murdock and community activist Tyrone Bridges in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary election means she will almost certainly replace Paul Schreiber as Mayor after the November general election.

Edmonds has no declared opponent in the fall, and outside the Sidetrack Lounge in Depot Town Tuesday evening she said she looks forward to bringing the tone of the community and the voice of the people to council.

Amanda Edmonds Files Nominating Petitions

Apr 14, 2014
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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.

The Growing Hope Executive Director submitted her petitions Friday, according to Ypsilanti City Clerk Frances McMullan.

Mayor Paul Schreiber is not seeking re-election. There are no other announced candidates to replace him at this time.

Municipal candidates have until April 22nd to file nominating petitions with their local clerk's office.

Growing Hope Opening Pop-Up Gardening Supply Shop

Mar 19, 2014
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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.

Amanda Edmonds launches Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid

Feb 11, 2014
Bob Eccles

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.

Edmonds said she believes her leadership skills are what the city needs to help it to continue to move forward.

Among those in attendance was current Mayor Paul Schreiber, who has announced he won't seek re-election.

Also on hand were former Mayor Cheryl Farmer and Washtenaw County Commissioners Yousef Rabhi and Conan Smith.

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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.

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. 

The Growing Hope 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.

The 36 year-old is running as a Democrat.

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The City of Ypsilanti continues to explore how best to incorporate urban farming into it's vision for the future. 

In this week's installment of  WEMU's  Issues of the Environment David Fair talks with Amanda Edmonds. Amanda is the executive Director of Ypsilanti-based, Growing Hope.


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