The Tuesday summer apprenticeship program runs July 9 – September 17, 2019.  Fee: $1650.00



Welcome to the Cedar Mountain Herb School Summer Apprenticeship Programs! We’re so glad that you chose us for your herbal instruction. It’s going to be a very fun, very “wild” ride. You’ll learn more about wild plants, their work in the body, and yourself than you ever thought possible! Please read and follow all registration information to ensure your place in the program.

The Summer Apprenticeship program includes a 3-day harvest trip in the Winthrop area of Central Washington. There will be an activity fee of between $75-$175 depending on each student’s camping accommodation preference, plus cost of food and incidentals.The summer trip will be Tuesday – Thursday September 10-12 and will be combined with the Thursday group. We will stay at the Winthrop KOA. Students are required to reserve their accommodations at the KOA and can share with fellow students. It’s best to call asap to ensure reservations as it is a small campground. As this this a teaching trip, please leave spouses, friends, kids, and pets at home.

The program runs 100+ hours of time with the instructor. In addition to the curriculum, students will be required to create an herbarium, and continue to add to it. There will be hands on and short take home quizzes and projects to be fulfilled throughout the program. Students who complete all assignments and miss no more than 2 days throughout the program will receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the course. Fulfillment of the requirements for the apprenticeship program may be applied to continuing education credits.




The Tuesday summer program runs July 9 through September 17. The fee is $1650.00

Times: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm each time we meet.

At CMHS, we strive to harvest away from the public eye, in places where few people go, which means that there is very little footprint from the casual harvester/hiker/other herb schools. I hold the land and plants very dear, as the wealth of herbal medicine on the land is exquisite. It’s an amazing feeling to harvest without worrying whether others will come behind to take as well. Precious plants need to be protected. Wildcrafting places are sacred to the person who took the time to find them. It’s a privilege to be in these place, and I welcome  the opportunity to take the few who have a passion for harvesting wild plants who come to CMHS for instruction.

Heads up! We often travel to wild places where there may gravel roads. These roads can have potholes and fairly steep terrain at times. There is vegetation growing on the sides of the roads, and on occasion, we may travel up a narrow road. This means that there is always a chance that vehicles can get scratched. Please make sure that your vehicle can traverse these types of roads, and that you are comfortable with the above info. Low slung vehicles are not appropriate. We will carpool always. Plan to carpool with others if your vehicle will not accommodate conditions. Take note that a full car means a heavier load and lower vehicle, and students must share fuel expenses each harvest day. It may be that travel time may be an hour or more each way as “We go where the plants grow!”

A word about missed classes: There are absolutely no refunds, transfers, or make-up days for missed classes or dropping the programs 1 month or less from the start of the program, and/or once the program begins. The responsibility of attending each valuable class rests solely upon the student. Students who attend CMHS apprenticeship programs take coveted places in the program that other students would be thrilled to utilize. If a student drops out 1 month or more before the start of the program, they will receive their fee minus a 15% processing fee. No exceptions will be made.

The apprenticeship programs at CMHS are for serious students only. We reserve the right to terminate the teacher/student affiliation at any time without refund for continued disruptive behavior, disrespect towards instructors or students, and/or not completing required work. One conversation regarding these issues will be had; after that expulsion will result if not rectified by the student. There is a long waitlist each year for the programs.

Housing is not provided. Students must make their own arrangements. Students will need to acquire the tools, jars, and menstrua needed for harvesting and making medicine. A list will be provided after registration.




Please read and follow all registration information to ensure your place in the program.

Enrollment is limited to 10 students. As many students vie for premium spaces in the program, please register only if you are certain you will be able to commit to attending each valuable class. Students will need to keep the apprenticeship day free so that they will receive the full benefit of the program. Please clear your calendars, arrange childcare, etc. on Tuesdays. As spaces are limited with a long waiting list of hopeful apprentices, we need to fill the program with those who can be present. Students who attend CMHS apprenticeship programs take coveted places in the program that other students would be thrilled to able to utilize. There are no refunds or make up days for missed classes or dropping from the program. No exceptions will be made.

CMHS requires each student to sign a Liability Waiver in order to attend the programs. Please fill out and sign the online waiver to ensure your space in the group. Failure or unwillingness to present the signed waiver excludes the student from the programs.

Payment must be accompanied with the student registration info form. Note that this is for informational and contact purposes only. Please answer all questions honestly. There are no prerequisites for taking the CMHS apprenticeship program. We will not sell or lend out any information given.

As soon as we receive your registration for the Tuesday summer apprenticeship program, you will be added to the private classroom group site called Blackboard. I do not send out individual emails to each student. The group app is where students find out what they’ll learn each week, what to bring, post questions, take quizzes, get answers, make friends, and get tons more herbal info! Please make sure to create your student account asap so that nothing is missed and there are no surprises.

If you have questions, please email or call 360-540-5651.


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