OUR GREEN RELATIONS :: A Soul Healing Weekend with Plants

22 reviews
Jul 19 - 21, 2024
Group size: 10 - 18
OUR GREEN RELATIONS :: A Soul Healing Weekend with Plants
Berne, NY

22 reviews

Jul 19 - 21, 2024
Group size: 10 - 18

About this trip

Healing our hearts begins in the garden. Learn how to connect deeply with plants and the other-than-human world at Raven Crest Botanicals, a magical herb farm in upstate NY. Susanna Raeven and Samuel Perry, Earth Wisdom Keepers and Plant Lovers, will take you on a green journey into the realm of plants and their many medicines for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. 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. 

Together, we will walk the fields and gardens, practice the honorable harvest, gather fresh herbs and prepare herbal medicines. We will make a despacho prayer offering to the land, create a flower essence and pray for the waters. Dipping in our lovely swimming ponds, singing around a bon fire and loving the land 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. 

Susanna Raeven: Susanna is a community herbalist, wise woman, medicinal herb grower and founder of Raven Crest Botanicals. She holds in her heart awe and deepest appreciation for the plant world and the passion to connect people with plants and Nature for healing. Susanna lives and breathes with the plants in her garden. Her prayers are for the Earth and all precious beings who flourish on her. She offers herbal consultations, leads plant walks, is a guest teacher at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism and hosts herbal retreats.

Samuel Perry:

Samuel Perry is a clinical herbalist and dedicated student of Buddhism. Having engaged extensively in both the Tibetan Lam Rim and the rigorous training of the Zen tradition, Sam carries a deep understanding and practical experience of meditation.  His work as an herbalist and his knowledge of and love for the living world offers a unique vantage point from which to engage these practices. His commitment to the ever-unfolding awakening of all beings is expressed in his playful and fluid style.

What’s included

• Delicious vegetarian meals, gluten-free and vegan on request

• Beautiful accommodations

• Herb walks, plant harvests, song circle, herbal medicine making workshop, guided meditation, flower essence workshop, despacho offering, water blessing... and more green magic that does not fit on this page


Your non-refundable deposit will reserve your spot. 

Available Packages

5 left

There are beautiful spots to pitch a tent around the guest houses.

Deposit: $300
Double Room - Queen or Full Bed
6 left

For couples and close friends our beautifully decorated cabin, Mullein House and tiny house offer double rooms with a shared queen or full-size bed and shared bathroom. 

Please let us know who you would like to share a room with in the "Notes to Organizer" section during checkout. Thanks!

Deposit: $350
Shared Room – Twin Bed
5 left

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

Deposit: $375
Single Room
only 1 left

Our lovely cabin and the beautifully decorated Mullein House offer single rooms with shared bathroom. 

Deposit: $450

Who’s Going

Your Organizer

Susanna Raeven
22 reviews
Susanna Raeven is an herbalist and founder of Raven Crest Botanicals, an herbal apothecary and medicinal herb farm in upstate NY. Susanna loves to sing to the plants, listen to their deep wisdom and connect people, place and plants for healing. She guides herb walks, teaches herbalism and leads retreats. Susanna is also a member of the Tribe of Love, singer, songwriter and musician whose focus lies in ceremonial music and sacred instruments. Her songs are inspired by landscapes, animals, plants and the essence of places in nature.


Susanna and Samuel created a beautiful herbal retreat. The food was delicious, the accommodations were very comfortable and beautiful. I opted to stay in the single room home, which is off the grid, with a beautiful front porch and it's own little pond and dock to meditate on or do a little yoga. The sound of frogs at night was lovely. No detail was spared in this retreat and it was a very healing and lovely experience. Would absolutely go again!
By Tymberly C for OUR GREEN RELATIONS :: A Soul Healing Weekend with Plants on Jul 19, 2023
This was another magical, educational, renewing, soul and mind nourishing experience. Everything was perfect! Learning about the plant wisdom, the accommodations, the food was delicious, the morning and evening gatherings around the fire, the medicine making, digging the roots... Thank you Susanna, Maryn and Sam for sharing your knowledge so generously!
By Petrina P for ROOTS, SONG, PRAYER & BREATH :: Healing Herbs and Voices on Oct 20, 2022
I fell in love with this place from the first time! The atmosphere, energy, organization, people, knowledge are all at the highest level!
By olga y for ROOTS, SONG, PRAYER & BREATH :: Healing Herbs and Voices on Oct 14, 2022
It was a magical and memorable weekend, truly soul healing. We were lucky with the dry and sunny wether and were able to be outdoors all the time. Being immersed in a beautiful lush nature and so many medicinal plants, bird songs and great people left me uplifted and inspired. I learned tons from Susanna and Sam who shared not only their knowledge but also themselves as we sat together during the meals and the evening fire so selflessly. All the structures and accommodations were esthetically gorgeous and very comfortable. I loved that for all the designs, inside and outside, only natural materials were used. Thank you for creating this incredible experience!
By Petrina P for OUR GREEN RELATIONS :: A Soul Healing Weekend with Plants on Aug 23, 2022
This is a magical and unforgettable place! I learned a lot more than I expected! Lovely people, delicious food, comfortable environment! I will definitely go back there again!
By olga y for OUR GREEN RELATIONS :: A Soul Healing Weekend with Plants on Jul 26, 2022
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