STELLER BOTANICAL HEALTH:
CREDENTIALS & ETHICS
Harvesting spruce roots for crafts
Published articles: Flagrant Fragrances. An exploration of the sustainability of Essential Oils in the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation, 2015.
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 been renamed Steller Botanical Health.
For more than 20 years my husband and I have lived 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.
Alaska provides fantastic moments, most of which I have not captured. Please respect my images and do not copy them from the site. (however the pic above is not Gustavus' hydro creek, it has a similar feel though)