Vickie is an herbalist and wild foods forager with a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Herbalism. She teaches classes on edible and medicinal plants as well as outdoor education programs. She was the editor and publisher of The Wild Foods Forum newsletter from 1994-2014 and is the author of the “Everything Guide to Foraging,” published by Adams Media, 2011, now sold out but available from Amazon.
Vickie’s latest interest has been yaupon holly, believed to be the only plant in the U.S. with caffeine in the leaves. Her article on yaupon holly was published by the American Botanical Council in HerbalGram magazine in 2016 (Volume 109). She also has a 16-acre native nursery in northeastern North Carolina where she grows forest botanicals that are sold as plants and products.
With The Nature Bus, Vickie brings us “Wildfood” programming and expertise.