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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 not equipped to provide lodging. Students must make their own arrangements when necessary.

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 2014 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're talking wildcrafting plants, baby!

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, September 7:
Digestive Health and Fermentation
with Suzanne Jordan

When we nourish and heal our gut, it can shift our whole life. We'll take a refreshing look at digestive health, examining in detail the handiwork of fermented foods, kefir, soaked grains, and bone broths, and simplifying the elements of diet to make it accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Learn to make water kefir, fermented salsa, fermented burdock root, and more!

Sunday, September 14:
Wild Medicinal Plant Walkabout: Skagit Cascade Foothills
with Suzanne Jordan

Medicinal plants are all around us! In our Wild Medicinal Plant Walkabouts, we'll begin to solve the mystery of nature's "green blur," hiking the trails on a true Northwest experience. You'll learn medicinal and culinary benefits, ethnobotany, sustainable ethical harvesting methods, and how the indigenous people of this region used the plants for medicine and food.

Sunday, August 24:
Herbal Hydrosols
with Deanna Hanson

Hydrosols are the steam-extracted, distilled aromatic and medicinal qualities of fresh herbs. They're useful as body sprays, cleaners, antiseptics, compresses, toners, and more! In this workshop, we'll harvest two herbs to make our own hydrosols and practice two different methods of hydrosol extraction. Learn to make a stovetop still!