Jen’s life journey and travels have included winters with her husband in the bush and numerous canoe, hiking, and kayak trips around Alaska. She credits the Cree families of northern Quebec, Wapachee and Jolly families, who adopted her for a winter with inspiring her love of the North and numerous lessons that the cold is worth enduring.
She and her husband live a subsistence oriented lifestyle in rural Alaska, growing and wild-harvesting vegetables, berries, fruits, fish and game. Jen is an impassioned gardener, and has worked on organic and biodynamic farms in the U.S. and South America. Recently she and her husband have started market vegetable and medicinal herb gardens. www.gustavusgrown.net.