About Us

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, owned by plant loving community herbalist Susanna Raeven.
Our herbal remedies and artisanal skincare products are made with organic plants from our farm and created with great love for Mother Earth and all her creations.
Raven Crest Botanicals

Our Mission

...is to bring medicine to the people.
... 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 home planet.
... to be stewards of our land and to protect the plants and animals
who flourish here.
Raven Crest Botanicals

Our Story

Susanna Raeven is a community herbalist and healing facilitator and educator. She first glimpsed into the transformational realm of medicinal plants during a trip to the Peruvian Amazon and has not looked back since. Her herb farm has grown along with her plant knowledge for 12 years and she continuously expands her green horizon with the 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.
When 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 education retreats.  

Susanna Raeven

Our Farm and Practices

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 organic practices to build and improve our soil. 
Sustainability is of utmost importance to us. Our offerings are always
a reflection of our respect for Earth's natural cycles and processes.
We grow our seedlings in a solar powered greenhouse with the guidance of the moon and the bio-dynamic planting calendar every spring. 
The bountiful summer harvests are always hand picked and solar dried.
We employ permaculture principles in the garden and water with our solar operated and pond fed irrigation system.
Raven Crest Botanicals organic herb farm

Our Offerings

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.
Raven Crest Botanicals organic herb farm
Our mailing address is 842 Canaday Hill Road, Berne, NY 12023