Tag Archives: Ypsi Food Co-op

The Festival of the Honey Bee, and the campaign to make Ypsi more pollinator-friendly

A few weeks ago, the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awarded a grant to local bee activist Jamie Berlin to help ensure that Ypsilant’s Festival of the Honey Bee can continue on into the future. Following is my discussion with Jamie about how the festival came about, what we can expect from this year’s event, and […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Erica Mooney

I think I first met Erica Mooney about four years ago. If I recall correctly, she’d written to me through the blog and asked if I’d meet up with her to talk about Ypsilanti. My sense was that she was talking with a lot of folks around town, trying to figure out how best she […]

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The campaign to get Eden Foods products off our local co-op shelves

Presently there are movements afoot, both in Ann Arbor and in Ypsilanti, to pull products by Eden Foods off the shelves of our respective food co-ops. Following is a conversation with Georgina Hickey, who is leading the charge in Ypsilanti, and Ann Rogers, who is doing the same in Ann Arbor, explaining why, in their […]

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EMU venturing into the community, making damn good videos

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I heard that the Eastern Michigan University office of Campus Life had produced a video about the Ypsi Food Co-op, but I was pleasantly surprised when, after thinking about it for a few days, I finally sat down and watched what they’d come up with… Here it […]

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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Sarah Zawacki

Thanks to my network of well-compensated spies, I was just recently tipped off to the existence of today’s interview subject, Sarah Zawacki. Sadly, our interview had already concluded when it was brought to my attention that she shared her home with a domesticated hedgehog by the name of Mabel (seen below), so I didn’t get […]

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