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Welcome to the Cedar Mountain Herb School! Based in Washington State's beautiful Skagit Valley (Mount Vernon), just an hour and a half north of Seattle, CMHS is one of the longest-running herbal education schools in the Pacific Northwest.

For over 20 years, our mission has been to inspire and guide people to better health via medicinal plants. CMHS provides hands-on integrated botanical programs focusing on wild medicinal plants and their applications for healing and nourishment.

Students with a wide range of experiential levels attend CMHS: from naturopaths, MDs, acupuncturists, and nurses, to those who wish to start an herb business, and folks who want to keep it on a friends and family level by providing healthy, nourishing herbs and remedies. Our students share a desire for valuable, practical herbal knowledge.

Motivated students participate in the Herbal Apprenticeship Programs, one-day workshops, and Herbal Intensives. Our instructors teach from years of experience in their field of study. The 2015 season includes hands on hugelkultur and food forest workshops, homesteading skills, and more.

Get out into nature's classroom, get your hands dirty, meet the plants where they live, and start a relationship that will last a lifetime. You'll learn more about wild plants, their applications and yourself than you ever thought possible. We go where they grow! We're talking wildcrafting plants, baby!

Suzanne Jordan, Bioregional Herbalist, is Founding Director, Herbalist Mentor, and Director of Herbal Education at the Cedar Mountain Herb School. Suzanne teaches with great passion and excitement, bringing her wealth of herbal knowledge to her students in a light-hearted and vibrant manner. Suzanne is the primary instructor at CMHS, and is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University. Special courses are offered by visiting staff, including herbalists, organic gardeners, and homesteading-skills instructors.

Cedar Mountain Herb School is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and the American Herb Association. Suzanne is practicum supervisor for herbal science students and adjunct faculty at Bastyr University.

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Sunday, April 19:
Nature's Pain Relievers
with Suzanne Jordan

An amazing diversity of pain-relieving plants live in the Pacific Northwest. It's a veritable apothecary here! From analgesics to relieve muscular and skeletal pain, to central nervous system suppressants that help with neuralgia and migraines, we'll harvest in several habitats and make remedies from a variety of wild plants.

Sunday, April 26:
Wildcrafting Intensive: Willow
with Suzanne Jordan

Meet nature's pain reliever! In this all-day workshop, we'll head into the wild to harvest willow, peel bark, and make medicine by the river (or at the homestead, if it's raining). We'll also learn how to identify willow before its leaves come out!

Sunday, May 3:
Wild Medicinal Plant Walk: Fort Worden (Port Townsend)
with Suzanne Jordan

Solve the mystery of the "green blur!" Come meet plants where they live. We'll learn about medicinal and culinary benefits, ethnobotany, and sustainable ethical harvesting methods, as well as how the indigenous people of this region used the plants for medicine and food. Find out where and when to harvest herbs on your own for optimum vitality, potency and nutrition.

Cedar Mountain Herb School is not equipped to provide lodging. Students must make their own arrangements when necessary.