Raven became obsessed with farming while studying anthropology at the University of Washington. Topics arose in her classes surrounding food security, sustainable farming practices and policies, and the environmental harm caused by modern day industrial agriculture from monoculture farming to modifying foods to sustain heavy pesticide use.

Original Urban Farm image from Healthy City; coloring by Raven J. Demers

Books, Films, and Links

[APOLOGIES: The links in this section aren’t current. I am working to rectify that. 2/6/18]

Selected book and film list on Amazon
Links on Delicious


Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms
Geoff Lawton, Permaculture and Food Forest expert
Paul Stamets, mycologist
Vadana Shiva


Occupy Monsanto
Food & Water Watch
Trees for the Future

Community Action

Beacon Food Forest, Seattle


Good Life Farm