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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, January 25:
Wildcrafting Intensive: Winter Medicine! Western Red Cedar, Salal, Fir Resin, Usnea Lichen, Tree ID
with Suzanne Jordan

Join other herbal enthusiasts at the Cedar Mountain Herb School and carpool up into the mountains in Skagit County for a day of wild plant ID, harvesting, and medicine-making. In this winter workshop, we'll work with some of the Pacific Northwest's most powerful and traditional trees and plants.

Sundays, February 1, 8, 15, 22:
Botanical Primer 2015!
with Suzanne Jordan

Packed full of valuable herbal info! The perfect winter course in practical herbalism for the novice & experienced alike. We'll focus on a different system every week. We'll also harvest, process, and make medicine. This four-week course is very much a mini-apprenticeship!

Saturday, February 7:
Herbal Remedies for Anxiety Relief
with Suzanne Jordan and Rainbow Natural Remedies

Feeling stressed out? Then it's time to learn about nerve-soothing and nourishing herbs! Nervine herbs are common here in the Pacific Northwest. We'll explore herbs, nutrition, and practices to soothe, calm, and heal our nervous systems. as well as cope with panic/anxiety disorder. This class takes place at Rainbow Natural Remedies in Seattle.

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