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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.

 

 

2017 Community workshops calendar

More workshops will be added in both Washington and Idaho as the seasons progress. Stay tuned!

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, packed full of herbal information, and anatomy and physiology.

 

February:

11-12: Bastyr University Wildcrafting course
Available to current Bastyr students and alumni only. Please refer to Bastyr to register.

21: Spring 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.

23: Spring Thursday 11 week Wildcrafting Apprenticeship Program begins
Best Thursday wildcrafting adventure ever! Includes field study, plant identification, harvesting, anatomy and physiology every time we meet. Booyah!

25-26: Wildcrafting Winter Micro Apprenticeship
The ideal late winter course in practical herbalism for people of all levels of experience. Packed full of valuable herbal info, remedy making, and lots of wild harvesting!

March:

5: Nature’s Remedies 101
Basic herbal remedy workshop to examine specific plants, their interactions in the body, and herbs, remedies, supplements, essential oils, and common sense practices for help with common ailments.

25: Harvest Intensive: Nettles
A common plant with uncommon medicine! Powerhouse anti-inflammatory, skin and urinary astringent, decongestant to all mucosa, and a boon to nerve health.

April:

1: Spa day!
Handmade soap, bath and body – Natural style!

2: Nature’s Pain Relievers
Acute and chronic pain can be so debilitating. Strong relief is on the way for muscular and skeletal pain, all over body pain, neuralgia and migraines. You’ll take home a remedy!

29: Harvest Intensive: Willow
Nature’s analgesic pain reliever and anti-inflammatory plant. Recent scientific studies now show that many diseases such as fibromyalgia, SEID (chronic fatigue), and even cancer may get their start through chronic inflammation. Willow can be taken regularly to reduce inflammation in the body.

May:

6: Wild Medicinals In Your Backyard
This workshop is set at the CMHS satellite location in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Solve the mystery of nature’s “green blur.” From the tallest tree to the deepest root, medicinal plants are all around us. Open your eyes to the medicine and food in nature.

13-14: Bastyr University Wildcrafting course
Available to current Bastyr students and alumni only. Please refer to Bastyr to register.

16: 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!

18: Summer Thursday 11 week Wildcrafting Apprenticeship Program begins
Best Thursday wildcrafting adventure ever! Includes field study, plant identification, harvesting, anatomy and physiology every time we meet.

June:

10: Herbal Medicine Making Intensive
Herbal Medicine – it’s important to know how to make the basics, and to have many options to accommodate preferences. How can we support a person with herbs if they won’t or can’t use alcohol tinctures, don’t like the taste of teas, or think that all herbal medicine is hippy voodoo? The goal is to get the medicine to the people in a way that they’ll be happy to take so that healing can occur!

11: Wild Medicinal Plant and Nature Walk
Look at plants in a whole new way after this very informative plant walk, and become more “at home in the woods” as we walk city park trails on a Northwest plant ID adventure!

July:

14-16: Green Gathering
American Herbalists Guild herbal conference at Camano Island State Park. Suzanne will be presenting workshops on Saturday only.

31-August 4: 5 Day Idaho Bioregional Wildcrafting and Life Coaching Women’s Retreat
Saddle up and get ready for 5 fully-packed days of life coaching, wildcrafting, medicine making, and practical herbal information at the Tabert homestead in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. This will be a life changing experience!

August:

15: Autumn 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.

17: Autumn Thursday 11 week Wildcrafting Apprenticeship Program begins
Best Thursday wildcrafting adventure ever! Includes field study, plant identification, harvesting, anatomy and physiology every time we meet.

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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.