WELCOME TO RAVEN CREST BOTANICALS
Raven Crest Botanicals is an herbal apothecary, a beautiful small-scale medicinal herb farm and retreat center, tucked away in the forested hills of upstate NY, founded by plant loving community herbalist Susanna Raeven.
Our line of herbal remedies and hand-crafted skincare are made with fresh plants from our farm and created with great care and love for Mother Earth and all her creations.
Our mission is to connect people with the medicines of plants, nature and themselves.
We aspire to create plant medicine with the deepest intention to help heal body, mind and spirit of our community.
We love to grow medicinal herbs with regenerative, sustainable and organic growing practices, honoring the Earth in every step along the way.
We practice the honorable harvest and wild-craft healing plants in reciprocity, with gratitude, wisdom and respect.
We are care takers of the land and protect the waters, plants and animals who flourish here.
We create and hold sacred, intentional space for healing and deep connection with the Earth and ourselves during our retreat offerings
Susanna Raeven is the founder of Raven Crest Botanicals. She is a community herbalist, healing guide, wise woman, teacher and ceremonial musician. Her mission is to connect people with the medicine of plants and place.
Susanna first glimpsed into the transformational healing realm of medicinal plants 20 years ago during a journey to the Amazon and has been walking the green path ever since.
Susanna cultivates a deep connection with the plant world and continuously expands her green horizon together with the plants that flourish at Raven Crest.
HOW WE GROW
Raven Crest offerings are a reflection of our respect for Earth's natural cycles and processes in every step along the way.
Guided by biodynamic principles and the lunar cycle, we align our seeding, planting and transplanting calendar attuned to nature’s rhythm.
We nurture our soil with mushroom compost, use regenerative, no-till growing methods, and water the plants with gravity fed irrigation.
Our earth sheltered greenhouse cradles our seedlings in the spring and dries our harvests for our herbal tea blends in the summer.
HOW WE CREATE
Our herbal creations are prepared with beautiful, vibrant, freshly hand-harvested herbs from our farm, and responsibly wild-crafted plants from our land.
Our full spectrum remedies are made from the goodness of whole flowers, leaves, berries and roots.
We infuse our herbs in high quality, palm free, organic oils and butters to create healing moisturizers, balms and herbal oils. Our extracts are made with organic cane alcohol and organic flaxseed glycerin.
We honor ancient herbal traditions, plant folk stories, and plant wisdom passed down through generations of wise green women.