Welcome to Raven Crest Botanicals
Raven Crest Botanicals is an herbal apothecary and beautiful small-scale medicinal herb farm, tucked away in the forested hills of upstate NY, owned by plant loving herbalist Susanna Raeven.
Our herbal remedies and artisan skin care products 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 grow medicinal herbs with sustainable and organic farming practices, honoring the Earth every step of the way, and wild-craft healing plants with gratitude, wisdom and respect.
To create wholistic herbal remedies with the deepest intention to help heal the body, mind and spirit of our community and our planet Earth.
To to be stewards of our land and to protect the plants and animals who flourish here.
Susanna first glimpsed into the healing realm of medicinal plants during a trip to the Peruvian Amazon and has not looked back since. Her herb farm has grown with her plant knowledge and she continuously expands her green horizon together with the size of her growing space and the number of herbs that are cultivated at Raven Crest. She holds in her heart a deep connection to the plant world and studies Earth centered spiritual practices and cultures.
In addition to practicing Western herbalism, Susanna applies the concepts of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in her practice and calls on the wisdom of healing master plants from the Amazon. She offers herbal consultations, leads plant walks, is a guest teacher at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism and hosts herbal retreats.
Our medicinal herb farm in beautiful Schoharie county in upstate NY uses organic growing methods without the use of artificial fertilizers or pesticides. We use sustainable practices to build and improve our soil.
In the spring we grow the tender medicine seedlings in our passive solar earth-sheltered greenhouse with the wise and gentle guidance of the moon and the bio-dynamic planting calendar. The bountiful summer harvests are always hand picked and solar dried.
Our solar operated and pond fed irrigation system does not require any electricity. We use permaculture principles in the garden, such as self-fertilizing Huegelkultur beds.
Raven Crest products are prepared with freshly hand harvested herbs from our farm and responsibly wild crafted plants.
We infuse our herbs in high quality organic oils and butters to create healing balms, creams and massage oils.
All essential oils are therapeutic grade and steam distilled by companies known for their high quality standards and support of ecologically sustainable agriculture.
Our herbal extracts are infused in certified organic cane alcohol to create truly organic herbal remedies and to support other organic farmers.
Raven Crest remedies are hand made with love in small batches so freshness is guaranteed.