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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, July 5:
Wild Medicinal Plant Walkabout
with Suzanne Jordan

In our Wild Medicinal Plant Walkabouts, we'll start to solve the mystery of nature's "green blur." Join us at Fort Worden in Port Townsend for a full afternoon of learning plants' medicinal and culinary benefits, ethnobotany, harvesting methods, and indigenous plant uses. From the tallest tree to the deepest root, medicinal plants are all around us - even in the city parks!

Sunday, July 12:
Quit Buggin' Me! Part 1: Herbal Relief for Skeeters, Gnats, and other Pest
with Suzanne Jordan

It's that time again: mosquito, spider, ant, and biting pest season. Sitting outside at a BBQ, camping, and just trying to relax and enjoy the nice weather can be frustrating when you become a meal for the insects that come around this time of year. The commercial products made to keep bugs off of us can wreak havoc on our immune systems and liver. Here in the Northwest, we have plants that help turn off the body's natural histamine reaction, relieve the itching and welts, and repel the insects altogether. Sign up today and get armed to tell bugs to bug off!

Sunday, July 26:
Harvesting Intensive: Sitka Valerian and Wild Ginger
with Suzanne Jordan

In this all-day class, we'll identify and harvest the sedative, muscle-relaxing Sitka Valerian and the heating, elimination-supporting Wild Ginger. We'll learn medicinal uses, discuss case studies and dosage, make tinctures and infused honeys, and have a grand old time.

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