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 has one daughter, Madilyn.
In April 2009, Vickers closed Red Rain and relocated to North Carolina.
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