In addition to the classes and workshops offered by Cedar Mountain Herb School, Suzanne is available to present workshops at hospitals, clinics, garden clubs and other organizations, as well as private instruction.
10 Most Wanted Pacific Northwest Plants: I’ll unpack the medicine of my 10 most wanted wild plants of the Pacific Northwest, with best preparations for extracting and preserving the medicine, and appropriate applications. I’ll even throw in geeky science stuff like the specific chemicals found in each plant that will give you the “how and why” of what the plants do in YOUR body. That is what’s different at CMHS. We dive deep inside the plants and our bodies to go beyond simply “this herb is good for this issue.” This also gives you street cred when talking about herbal medicine with those who might be skeptical. 3 hour workshop.
Stress and Anxiety Relief: Nervine herbs are common here in the Pacific Northwest, both on land and sea. We’ll explore herbs, nutrition, and practices to soothe, calm, and heal our nervous systems and cope with panic/anxiety disorder. 3 hour workshop.
Herbal Support For Body Systems: Building strong immune, reproductive, respiratory, cardiac and digestive (including the liver!) systems. Covers herbs appropriate for health issues for each system. 3 hour workshop.
Herbal First Aid: We never know when an emergency situation will occur. Be prepared by learning in advance the best ways to use the right plants – whether at home, on the road, or in the wilderness. 3 hour workshop.
Foundations of Herbal Medicine Making: Medicinal oils, salves/balms, tinctures/elixirs, toner, oxymels, antiseptic spray, pain-relieving liniment, plant-infused honeys, herbal vinegars. How to make remedies, case study stories, appropriate uses and dosages, and crowd-pleasing ways to use them. Part demonstration, part student participation. Students will take home a remedy they’ve made during the workshop. 4 hour workshop.
Medicinal Herbs in the Garden: Common herbs like sage, rosemary, oregano, peppermint, and thyme not only bring beauty and pollinators to your garden, but are antimicrobial and antifungal to boot! We’ll explore the folklore, medicine, care, and feeding of these herbs plus blue elder, monarda, fennel, echinacea, lovage, and more medicinal plants that can be easily added to your garden to build your herbal apothecary. 3 hour workshop.
Wildcrafting Adventure: During the wildcrafting adventure, students gather wild herbs, process plant matter, and make appropriate remedies for the topic. Each adventure covers medicinal uses for the plants harvested, case study stories, anatomy and physiology, with best preparations for extracting and preserving the medicinal constituents, and appropriate applications. Plants harvested will depend on time of year and availability. We will meet at Snoqualmie Falls, then carpool to the harvest site. 6 hour workshop.
Wonderful information, beautifully presented! Thank you, Connie P. Snohomish Garden Club
Email Suzanne@cedarmountainherbs.com with your request for a workshop subject, and she will design one especially for your group. Suzanne does not instruct long or short term apprentices one-on-one due to time constraints and teaching schedules.
Suzanne is an engaging teacher whose extensive knowledge comes from decades of field experience. Her favorite workshops involve actually being in the garden and wild spaces!
I just wanted to let you know how much I loved taking the herbal classes with you! It has definitely ignited a passion I didn’t know I had! The knowledge I have gained has definitely changed the way I view nature & myself. What I have learned from you is the start of something great & will influence many of my future choices & endeavors! Thank you!! Amanda S.
FEES FOR GROUP SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND WORKSHOPS:
1 hour speaking engagement: $375, plus travel expenses for groups up to 10. Email for pricing for larger groups.
3 hour workshop: $135 per student, plus travel expenses. Minimum 6 students, maximum 13.
4 hour workshop: $175 per student, plus travel expenses. Minimum 6 students, maximum 13.
6 hour wildcrafting adventure: $200 per student, plus travel expenses. Minimum 5 students, maximum 8.
FEES FOR PRIVATE ONE DAY/ONE PERSON LESSONS:
$600 for workshops, plus travel expenses. 4 hour workshop.
$250 for wild medicinal plant walks, plus travel expenses. 2 hour plant walk.
WILD MEDICINAL PLANT WALKS:
Suzanne is also available for wild medicinal plant walks, either in a group setting or private sessions. Typically, she will lead you around your property, if you choose, and introduce you to the medicinal plants living there. You’ll be amazed to discover nature’s apothecary! The wild medicinal plant walks can be conducted in wilderness areas, city parks and trails, backyards and acreage. Walks focus on plant ID, harvesting methods, ethnobotany, medicinal uses for each plant, and foraging for edibles.
FEES FOR 2 HOUR WILD MEDICINAL PLANT WALKS:
$250 for private one person instruction, plus travel expenses.
$95 per person for a group walk, plus travel expenses. Minimum group size is 5 students, maximum 13.
If you would like to schedule a workshop or medicinal plant walk, email Suzanne@cedarmountainherbs.com or call 360-540-5651.