Plant Spirits in the Garden



- how to communicate with the green world -

June 26 - 28, 2020

Learn how to commune with plants and the other-than-human world at a beautiful herb farm in upstate NY. Susanna Raeven, herbalist, earth wisdom keeper and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals, will take you on a green journey into the realm of plant spirits and their many medicines for emotional and spiritual healing. We will experience the animals, flowers and trees in our woodlands from a place of deep connection with the natural world and open up pathways to let LOVE flow freely between all beings in the garden.

We will share the gentle magic of making flower essences, practice the honorable harvest, make a flower mandala and pray for the waters. Green Yoga with sound bath, guided meditations, birdwatching, prayers to the elements, and plant medicine making will fill our days together.

This is going to be a truly magical weekend with our herb garden in bloom, the woodlands full of moss and fragrance, and the creek rushing with sacred waters. The spirits of the plants and the land can't wait to meet you.

What’s Included

  • Delicious vegetarian and vegan meals
  • Beautiful accommodations
  • All classes and workshops, plant medicine harvest, making herbal medicines, yoga + soundscape, making flower essences, guided meditations, song circle, water blessing, plant mandala,...
  • Train/bus station pickup from Albany if needed 

Your non-refundable $200 deposit will reserve your spot


Susanna Raeven: 

Community herbalist, wise woman, medicinal herb grower and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals, Susanna holds in her heart a deep connection to the plant world. She lives and breathes with the plants in her gardens and studies Earth centered spiritual ceremonies and cultures. Her prayers are for the Earth and the precious beings who flourish on her. While practicing Western herbalism, Susanna applies the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine in her work 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.



Camping $400

There are many beautiful spots to pitch a tent around the farm.  

Shared Room - Shared Bed $450

For couples and close friends our beautifully decorated cabin and Mullein House offer shared rooms with shared double beds. Please write us a note during registration with whom you like to share. 

Shared Room - Single Bed $500

The peaceful and beautifully decorated Mullein House have shared rooms with two or three single beds available.

Single Room $600

The beautiful Mullein House and Cabin offer single rooms with shared bathroom.

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