Healing our hearts begins in the garden. Learn how to connect deeply with plants and the other-than-human world at 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, experience the alchemy of a hydrosol distillation, make a flower essence and pray for the waters. "Green Yoga" with sound bath, guided meditations, dipping in our lovely swimming pond 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 for healing. She lives and breathes with the plants in her garden. Her prayers are for the Earth and all precious beings who flourish on her. While practicing Western herbalism, Susanna applies the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine 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.
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 a playful and fluid style.
• Delicious vegetarian meals, gluten-free and vegan on request
• Beautiful accommodations
• Yoga/soundscape, herb harvests, song circle, making herbal medicines, guided meditation, making flower essences, fresh plant hydrosol distillation, water blessing... and more green magic that does not fit on this page
Your non-refundable deposit will reserve your spot.
There are beautiful spots to pitch a tent around the guest houses.
For couples and close friends our beautifully decorated cabin and Mullein 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!
The peaceful and beautifully decorated Mullein House has shared rooms with two or three beds available.
Our lovely cabin and the beautifully decorated Mullein House offer single rooms with shared bathroom.