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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 21:
Wildcrafting Intensive: Devil's Club
with Suzanne Jordan

Join us for a day of wild plant ID, harvesting in the mountains, and medicine-making! Devil's Club - our West Coast ginseng - strengthens, nourishes, and feeds our immune system and adrenals; helps us during cold and flu season; helps relieve cravings; and can even help relieve pain. Make sure to bring your heavy gloves!

Sunday, September 28:
Hands-On Food Forest and Hugelkultur Workshop
with Suzanne Jordan

Hugelkultur, or "hill culture," mimics natural ecosystems by combining logs, branches, leaves, straw, cardboard, compost, and other biomass into amazingly fertile beds for herbs, veggies, and fruit trees We'll ramble in the woods and build our own hugelkulture guilds at the homestead. Revolutionize the way you look at plants in a landscape!

Sunday, October 5:
Herbal Support for Anxiety Relief
with Suzanne Jordan

In this workshop, we'll explore herbs, nutrition, and practices to soothe, calm, and heal our nervous system. We'll take a short, relaxing hike and have herbal fun in the kitchen; you'll take home fermented veggies, a heart-healthy tea blend, hawthorn syrup, a soothing herbal body butter, and more.