Welcome to the Cedar Mountain Herb School! Based in Washington State’s beautiful Skagit Valley (Mount Vernon) an hour and a half north of Seattle, CMHS has been serving herbal students for 26 years. This makes it one of the longest-running herbal schools in the Pacific Northwest.

Cedar Mountain Herb School inspires and guides students to better health through medicinal plants and health education on many levels – including diet and stress management. CMHS’s hands-on, integrated botanical programs center on wild medicinal plants and their applications. We also mentor advanced students who have completed at least a full year apprenticeship at CMHS and are building their own herb businesses.

Students of many experiential levels attend CMHS: from MDs, naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nurses, physical therapists, nutritionists, massage practitioners and other health professionals, to students who wish to start an herb business, to those who want to practice on a friends-and-family level by providing healthy, nourishing herbs and remedies. All of our students share a common desire for valuable, practical herbal knowledge. 

Motivated students participate in the Herbal Apprenticeship Programs, One-Day Workshops, and Herbal Intensives. CMHS director Suzanne Jordan seamlessly bridges herbalism with Western medicine and science. Training at CMHS allows herbalists to speak the evolving language of modern medicine, and helps medical doctors better equip themselves to answer their patients’ herbal questions.

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 work in the body, and yourself than you ever thought possible. We go where they grow! 

Suzanne Jordan, bioregional herbalist, is director of herbal education and herbal mentor at the Cedar Mountain Herb School. An herbal medicine instructor for over 26 years, Suzanne teaches with great passion and excitement, bringing her wealth of herbal knowledge to students in an engaging and vibrant manner. She is the primary instructor at CMHS and an adjunct faculty member and practicum supervisor for students at Bastyr University.

Cedar Mountain Herb School is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and the American Herb Association.

Suzanne teaches from a wealth of knowledge unique to this field. By blending practical application, emotional sensitivities, and scientific inquiry, she engages many types of learners and makes connections with participants in her class. I always want to learn more and I appreciate the special gifts she brings to this world. Whether you are a beginner or experienced player in the world of herbology, I encourage you to try a class!


– Kristen, CMHS apprentice