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 fresh 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, healing facilitator, educator, founder and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals. She first glimpsed into the transformational realm of medicinal plants during a journey to the Amazon and has not looked back since. Her herb farm has grown along with her plant knowledge over 12 years and she continuously expands her green horizon together with the herbs that are cultivated at Raven Crest.
Susanna holds in her heart a deep connection to the plant world and studies Earth-centered spiritual practices and cultures. While practicing Western herbalism, Susanna applies the energetic 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 retreats.

 

Susanna Raeven

Our Farm and Practices

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 by adding organic matter and using no-till growing methods, and water the plants with solar and gravity fed irrigation.  Our earth sheltered greenhouse encourages our seedlings to thrive in the spring and dries our harvests for our herbal tea blends in the summer.

While wild-crafting medicinal herbs we practice the honorable harvest and offer gratitude and blessings in return for the gifts we receive. All of our flowers and herbs are hand harvested and either tinctured fresh or solar dried with great love and care to offer you high vibrational, healing plant medicine. 

We honor the sacred process from beginning to completion - mindfully shipping using only biodegradable packaging. 

From our hearts to yours, our organic and sustainable growing methods share the gift of deep connection - nourished and whole - with mother Earth and our truest selves.

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 tinctured in organic cane alcohol to create a truly organic remedy.
We make remedies with love and in small batches so freshness is guaranteed. 

 

Our mailing address is 842 Canaday Hill Road, Berne, NY 12023