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Welcome to Eco Images IMG_0607      

Founded by Vickie Shufer in 1986, Eco Images offers a variety of experiences to help others connect with nature and enhance their appreciation of the outdoors. From exploring the outdoors, foraging, medicine making, to growing native and medicinal plants in backyards and gardens, there is something for everyone.

About Us:

Vickie Shufer is a naturalist, herbalist, and forager with a master’s degree in therapeutic herbalism. She teaches classes on edible and medicinal plants, as well as outdoor education programs. Vickie is the author of several books, including The Everything Guide to Foraging (Adams Media, 2011), and was the editor/publisher of The Wild Foods Forum newsletter from 1994 to 2014. Vickie also has a certified, 16-acre native nursery in northeastern North Carolina where she propagates coastal native plants and forest botanicals and teaches groups how to use them for food, medicine, and crafts.

Evan Rhodes is an avid outdoorsman who joined the Eco Images team in 2016 to help educate others on wildlife and the outdoors. Having spent much of his life in and around Back Bay, coastal Virginia and North Carolina, he is passionate about the ecology of coastal waterways and the aquatic wildlife that resides there.