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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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Saturday, May 16:
Gouda Cheesemaking Class
with Corina Sahlin

If you've ever wondered how to make your own cheese, like eating healthy gourmet food, or are into local food production, this class is for you! We'll meet at the homestead and spend three hours learning to make hard Gouda goat cheese with native German artisan cheesemaker Corina Sahlin.

Sunday, May 17:
Herbal Support for Anxiety Relief
with Suzanne Jordan

Feeling stressed out? Have stress-related physical or mental issues? It's time to learn about nerve-soothing and nourishing herbs! In this all-day workshop, we'll explore herbs, nutrition, and practices to soothe, calm, and heal our nervous systems. We'll carpool to a nearby beach then return to the homestead to make our remedies.

Sunday, May 22:
Urban Wildcrafting
with Suzanne Jordan

Is there herbal medicine in the city? Oh yeah, baby! There's medicine growing out of the cracks of the sidewalks! It's so important to meet the plants where they live before you use them, medicinally speaking. During our urban wildcrafting walkabout, we'll begin to solve the mystery of nature's "green blur." From the tallest tree to the deepest root, medicinal plants are all around us!

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