Welcome to the Cedar Mountain Herb School! Based in Bothell, WA, an easy drive from Seattle across Lake Washington, CMHS has been serving herbal students for 30 years. This makes it one of the longest-running herbal schools in the Pacific Northwest.
We guide students to better health via medicinal plants, science, grounding, sun, limiting EMF exposure, biohacks, diet, stress relief, and awesome times with fellow tribal members! 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 and Community Workshops. CMHS director Suzanne Tabert 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’ alternative medicine 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 Tabert, bioregional herbalist, is director of herbal education and herbal mentor at the Cedar Mountain Herb School. An herbal medicine instructor for 30 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.
Taking students to wild places and giving them tools to engage and connect with flora, fauna, and the exquisite beauty of nature is the icing on the cake of life, and one way that Suzanne is making a difference in the world, one person, one group at a time. She is currently writing a wildcrafting book that will be able to be utilized by people of all walks of life who wish to take their health back into their own hands.
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