Linda & Eric


The mission of Bluestem Botanicals is to connect people with plants for food, for medicine and for a more resilient collective future. 

Founders Linda Shanahan, MSN, RN (an herbalist and registered nurse) and Eric Vander Hyde (an herb farmer and controls engineer) value ecology over economy and people over profit.  They envision a world in which people live in support of and in balance with the natural systems they depend on.

We are a Woman Owned business and since 2008, Linda and Eric have worked together every day to make sure that their mission, values and vision remain front and center, guiding every decision they make.

Linda Shanahan

Eric Vander Hyde