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Amanda Gregory
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Amanda Gregory has recently taken a post at Detroit’s Eastern Market as a Detroit Revitalization Fellow after five years as a Marine Corps attorney -- a role she continues to fill in a reserve capacity. She administers the website UrbanEarthworm.org, focused on Ethical Eating, Food Justice and Everyday Sustainability. Amanda and her husband Chris are re-discovering Michigan with their two children and a menagerie of rescued pets named after Harry Potter characters.

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Can Shopping Local Save Detroit?

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 10:23 AM

      If there is one thing in abundance in Detroit, it's saviors.  From financiers to philanthropists to entrepreneurs, we have as many saviors as we do vacant lots.  As a recovering participant in the "save Detroit" movement, let me tell you there is no...

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Sweet and Spicy Swiss Chard Wraps

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 5:04 PM

These Sweet and Spicy Swiss Chard Wraps are my husband, "MacGyver"'s signature dish. They are beautiful and delicious, can be made raw or cooked (both discussed below), are flexible and easily adapted to what you have on hand, and just happen to be vegan. This delicious vegan dinner idea is...

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Another Winter Holiday!?

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 5:04 PM

Picking up the plush and fuzzy figure of a rotund, bearded man wearing a red suit with white trim, my three-year-old broke into a smile. "Buddha!" he declared proudly as he waved the jolly stuffed Santa in my direction. As we string up lights, bring in holly boughs, burn sage,...

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How Green Is Your Tree? Sustainable Holiday Tips

(18) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 5:30 PM

Bundled up tight and clutching mugs of hot chocolate, we wondered thoughtfully through the fragrant pine forest. Finally, just as the snow started to pick up, one of us would spot it -- the perfect tree. It was always my brother or me who spotted the tree, but somehow I'm...

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Because Eastern Market, That's Why

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 2:49 PM

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I suspect the reactions I received when telling people I was moving to Detroit were similar to those one might receive after announcing a plan to move to Yemen or to give up practicing law in order to farm tarantulas. Most were skeptical;...

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Chocolate and Child Slavery: Say No to Human Trafficking this Holiday Season

(5) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 4:00 PM

The prevalence of human trafficking, child slavery, and abusive labor practices in the cacao industry is surprisingly under-reported. With the average U.S. citizen eating over 11 pounds of chocolate (that's about 120 chocolate bars), per year, it is incredible to consider how few of us are aware of the...

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