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 genetically engineered foods.

Books, Films, and Links

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

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