Grow, Harvest & Preserve your best health. Optimize your health with Alaska Grown Vegetables and Medicinal Herbs. Grow and Preseve your health with the best garden selections for nutrition and preservation. Steller Botanical Health - About Jen

  I am committed to learning and doing the best I can for all my clients.  I am

a  Registered Herbalist (AHG), Asian Bodywork Therapist, AOBTA-CP and

Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), and certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition

Practitioner (FDN-P). I graduated from East West Professional Herbalist

School, Acupressure Institute, and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™. I

enhanced my studies by completing two clinical internships with Robin

London, L.Ac and Lesley Tierra, L.Ac back in 2003-2004.  I have studied Acu-

Oncology with Isabel Adkins and received extensive training with Ashiatsu

master Edward Spencer. I formally opened my practice Robin's Song

Acupressure & Herbal Therapy in Fairbanks in 2004 and have been doing

this work ever since.

Robin's Song was named for Robin London, L.Ac. I was so blessed to intern

with Robin, an incredible acupuncturist, herbalist, and teacher. Robin put

her whole heart into every interaction. Shortly before I opened my practice

in 2004, Robin passed away due to cancer.  Her memory remains an

inspiration and role model.  I so wish she could see how far I have come

since my time as her student.  As time and my locales have changed my

practice has become Steller Botanical Health.

I credit the Cree families of northern Quebec, the Wapachee and Jolly

families, who adopted me for a winter with inspiring my love of the North

and numerous lessons that the cold is worth enduring.  Freddie and Annie

Jolly adopted me into their one room cabin and taught me basic skills of

living on the land.  They had incredible patience to tolerate my steep

learning curve of bush skills!

I unknowingly started my agricultural education by attending Sterling

College and promptly found my passion.  Before coming to Alaska, in my

early 20's, I apprenticed on organic and biodynamic farms in Illinois, and


My life journey and travels have included winters with my husband in the

bush and numerous canoe, hiking, and kayak trips around Alaska.  We have

volunteered together on a couple farms in South America.

 When working on farms "Outside" (meaning the continental US) I delighted

in canning peaches or tomatoes; making salsas and ketchups with tomato

seconds.   As all Alaskans know homegrown tomatoes in quantities to make

one's own ketchup is a fantasy. 

For the last 20 years my husband and I have live a subsistence oriented

lifestyle in Alaska growing and wild-harvesting vegetables, berries, fruits,

fish and game.

In 2012 we moved from one of the coldest valleys in the Fairbanks area to

the relatively temperate coast of Southeast of Alaska.  We have been

expanding and improving our market vegetable and medicinal herb gardens

since then.

  We have experimented over time to find the crops that grow best in this

climate and creatively come up with ways that are efficient in preserving

our foods with the most nutrients while being flavorful!

Supplements have their place as 'supplements' to our health.  I believe that

food is the most powerful medicine.  Every meal is a chance to improve our

microbiota, our energy...make every one of our cells, and not to mention

our brains, happy with real vitality.

Published articles:  Flagrant Fragrances. An exploration of the sustainability

of Essential Oils.

  • Steller Botanical Health is powered by small community scale hydropower.

  • High quality herbs are emphasized, organically grown or harvested in a sustainable manner. We have an expanding herb garden of about 50 herbs, nourished by the clean air and soil of Glacier Bay and I am surrounded by healthy forests and beaches from which to wild-gather. Herbal products are extracted with organic ingredients. I believe that each step closer to home that an item can be sourced enables greater familiarity and assurances of ethical, social, and environmental practices as well as overall quality.

  • ORGANIC IS NOT ALWAYS SUSTAINABLE!  Habitat destruction, a lack of quality accountability, heavy metal contamination, cheap labor, excess packaging, and a large carbon footprint are increasingly common flaws with organic products in our global economy.

  • Alaska provides many opportunities for beauty, my goal is to never use stock photos on this site! I have been fortunate to spend time in wonderfully wild places, please respect the time and energy it has taken me to procure these pictures and do not copy them without my permission.
Steller Botanical Health Jen Landry RH(AHG), Dipl ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA-CP, FDN-P 1920 Gustavus Road Gustavus, Alaska 99826 907-209-6180