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Amy Pennington
Creative
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Seattle
Available Freelance / Part time

4 years exp.

About Me

Amy is a regular editorial contributor and columnist to several Pacific NW publications. She has been a contributor and columnist for The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, SIP Northwest and Edible Seattle. She has also written for Martha Stewart Whole Living, Sunset Magazine, ParentMap, Seattle's Child, Crosscut.com and other freelance projects. Amy's first book, titled Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrify, Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen, was published by Skipstone Publishing in April 2010 and awarded an Amazon.com Best Cookbooks of 2010. She has since published four additional titles - Apartment Gardening, Apples, Fresh Pantry and Salad Days, Amy Pennington is the creator and owner of GoGo Green Garden, an edible gardening business based in Seattle that builds, plants and tends edible gardens for clients in their backyards. In March of 2009 Amy launched UrbanGardenShare.org, a garden website that pairs city gardeners to garden space via an online matching site. When Amy is not growing, cooking or writing about food, she can be found dreaming up marketing schemes and strategies for a variety of good-food and lifestyle clients - farmers, restaurants, products, authors and more. She developed a marketing strategy for nationally recognized eco-label Salmon Safe, partnering with local chefs and businesses. She was a marketing producer for Good Food Strategies, a Seattle-based firm with clients ranging from the Packard Foundation to Blue Bird Grain Farm. She helped write and secure a grant from JLab by the McCormick Foundation to create a website that intends to connect consumers interested in food with larger public policy issues that affect food choices, security, safety, health and sustainability. Amy assists in marketing and curates all food and chefs for Foodista.com at their annual event, the International Food Blogger Conference. She has been a brand ambassador for Home Depot and Swanson's Nursery. AND MORE!