Click the link above to learn more about our Wildcrafting Apprenticeships, or scroll down to see our Calendar.

Welcome to Cedar Mountain Herb School! Based in Bothell, Washington, CMHS is one of the longest-running herbal schools in the Pacific Northwest.

The meeting place for all 2018 workshops, unless noted, is at the CMHS in Bothell, WA – just a hop, skip, and a jump from Seattle. We proceed from there to harvest areas. Students will gather wild herbs, process plant matter, and make appropriate remedies for the workshop’s topic. Each workshop covers medicinal uses for the plants we harvest, case study stories, anatomy and physiology, appropriate uses, and applications. There are some workshops which will be held at the CMHS homestead in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and workshops held by guest instructors elsewhere. All workshops held outside of the Bothell location will be plainly noted. The 2018 apprenticeship programs will be held in Washington at the Bothell location.

Cedar Mountain Herb School, Suzanne Tabert, and CMHS instructors assume no responsibility for injuries or damage to persons or vehicles during workshop and apprenticeship time. A waiver must be signed by each student and turned in before or at class commencement.

“We tend to eat what we’re familiar with, let’s become familiar with the weeds!” Suzanne Tabert

Suzanne’s wildcrafting courses have been a source of reconnecting to nature, community, and super good times! Being out in nature as you are being taught about the plants is a really great learning tool… you get way more information!
—Allison H.

Taking your class was one of the best decisions of my life. Seriously. Being a part of the lovely, wise world of plants has brought me back to who I am. I realized a few months ago, that the Emily I’m most happy with and the one who feels right is the Emily that gets up early every Tuesday and drives up to your homestead and is home. The space that you create and nurture and fill with the magic of herbal medicine is such a glorious place to be and learn and grow in. You, as a person and strong badass wildcrafter, are an inspiration. I thank you from the bottom of my heart —Emily B.

I have so many favorites I have learned from you.. Most recently, I used the cold/ flu tincture just last week when I was sick – Cottonwood buds, spruce tips, salal, fir tips, honey, ginger and brandy. I think what really cured me was remembering the “salal chew test” and the cold crisp morning hike to gather the plants to make it. Thank you, Suzanne.
—Thea R.

 

 

 

 

Suzanne is a boss and she is offering us all access to the extensive knowledge she’s accumulated over a lifetime. Come as you are, and learn about this medicine that is growing in our backyards, and on our walks through the city, and in our mountains. This is information for the people, to heal them and make them happy and comfortable and well. She’ll take you there and enable you to make it for yourself, and for everyone else you know.

— Hailey M.

You are amazing Suzanne, your class was wonderful, packed full of useful information, and relaxed. Looking for forward to our next meeting!!– Donna P.V.

I’ve apprenticed and taken classes from Suzanne since 1999. I’ve gone on at least 5 of her “weed walks” including with my own students at a homeschool co-op, and every single time I go, I learn something that I didn’t know before and something that can’t be found on Google or in a book. She has real, first-hand experience using plants for food, medicine and resource (like nettle cordage) on a daily basis. She is a treasure, and I look forward to the next class!!— Jolene T.

 

What a lovely way to spend the 1st day of Summer: harvesting medicine in the sun by a beautiful river. Thanks, Suzanne! – Valerie W.

 

 

2018 COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS CALENDAR

Workshops and programs will be added in both Washington and Idaho by January 15th. Stay tuned! In the meantime, please check out our 3 amazing apprenticeship program options!!! We are taking registrations for Spring and Summer Tuesday programs and Roots to Tips 2nd weekend of each month April – September program. Roots To Tips is an excellent option for those who want to do the weekly programs, but work during the week. Check it out!

 

Weekend one day and short series workshops will happen once a month throughout the year at the Bothell location, with summer offerings also in the Bonners Ferry location. The courses will be concentrated, super fun, and packed full of valuable herbal information.

 

February:

24-25: Bastyr University Wildcrafting elective
Available to current Bastyr students and alumni only. This elective is full with a waiting list. Please contact Bastyr registrar to be put on the list.

March: 

3-4: Bastyr University Wildcrafting elective
Available to current Bastyr students and alumni only. This elective is full with a waiting list. Please contact Bastyr registrar to be put on the list.

April:

10: Spring Tuesday 11 week Wildcrafting Apprenticeship Program begins
Best Tuesday wildcrafting adventure ever! Includes field study, plant identification, harvesting, anatomy and physiology, and so much more every time we meet. Register by December 31st to get a $100 discount; register by January 31st to save $50 on the fee!!! Space is limited to 10 apprentices.

14-15: Roots To Tips 6 month Apprenticeship Program begins Second weekend each month: April – September. The perfect program for those who yearn for the weekly program, yet cannot take weekdays off. One weekend a month of wildcrafting fun! Includes field study, plant identification, harvesting, anatomy and physiology every time we meet! Register by December 31st to get a $100 discount; register by January 31st to save $50 on the fee!!! Space is limited to 10 apprentices.

May: 

19-20: Bastyr University Wildcrafting elective
Available to current Bastyr students and alumni only.

July:

10: Summer Tuesday 11 week Wildcrafting Apprenticeship Program begins
Best Tuesday wildcrafting adventure ever! Includes field study, plant identification, harvesting, anatomy and physiology every time we meet. Hang out with really cool like minded people! Register by March 31st and save $100; register by April 30th and save $50! Space is limited to 10 apprentices.

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To hire me to speak to your group, organization, or for one-on-one personal instruction, click on House Calls.

Feel free to email 
Suzanne@cedarmountainherbs.com
for 2017 workshop suggestions!

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Your mini apprenticeship in March (2016) was tremendous! The amount of learning, and the way that you teach, was perfect. Every week I would drive from Tacoma and return later that evening with jars of tinctures, decoctions and a feeling of delight that would last all week until the following Saturday. My herbal experience was at a novice level and now I am much more confident in plant identification, uses of various herbs, and want to do more classes so I can incorporate herbals into my private practice, and not exclusively for my personal use. Finding your program was a Godsend! I appreciate you imparting your knowledge to others and incorporating the art & science of herbal medicine as well as the craft of making medicine. The timing of this class was exquisite and provided me lots of comfort in a very challenging, and unexpected, life transition. I already miss the group members, the energy, and long for the next class that I can attend. Much gratitude!– Erin J-K.