Amy Vickers

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Amy Vickers (born 1976 in Birmingham) is an environmental consultant, a former kindergarten teacher, and the owner of Red Rain, a former "environmental general store" in Homewood.

An organic vegetable garden in the front yard of her home at 1506 Valley Place in Edgewood had been the center of a dispute with the Homewood City Council. The city has deemed the property to be a nuisance and threatened legal action against her unless it is "cleaned up". In December, 2006 she filed suit in federal court to block any action and force a judicial review of the city's ordinances and their application.

Vickers served on the boards of the Alabama Environmental Council, Trees for Alabama, and the Homewood Environmental Commission.

Vickers has one daughter, Madilyn.

In April 2009, Vickers closed Red Rain and relocated to North Carolina.

References

  • Zoghby, Jen (May 27, 2003) "Green with pride: Environmentally friendly Red Rain shop expanding to fresh produce." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Coman, Victoria L. (December 16, 2006) "City sued over organic garden." Birmingham News
  • Coman, Victoria L. (December 13, 2006) "Frontyard garden plants woman in legal quagmire." Birmingham News
  • Jordan, Jarvis (April 29, 2009) "Red Rain general store prepares to close." Samford Crimson