Welcome to Cedar Mountain Herb School! Based in Mt. Vernon, Washington State's beautiful Skagit Valley, just an hour and a half north of Seattle, CMHS is one of the longest-running herbal education schools in the Pacific Northwest.
For over 20 years, our mission has been to inspire and guide people to better health using medicinal plants. CMHS provides hands-on integrated botanical programs focusing on wild medicinal plants and their applications for healing and nourishment.
Students with a wide range of experiential levels attend CMHS: from naturopaths, MDs, acupuncturists, and nurses to those who wish to keep their families healthy with nourishing herbs and remedies. Our students share a desire for valuable, practical herbal knowledge.
Motivated students participate in the Herbal Apprenticeship Programs, one-day workshops, and Herbal Intensives. Our instructors teach from years of experience in their field of study. The 2013 season includes wilderness and urban survival, farmsteading, gut health and probiotics, the 5 Chinese Elements, and more.
Suzanne Jordan, Herbalist, is Founding Director, Herbalist Mentor, and Director of Herbal Education. She teaches with great passion and excitement, bringing her wealth of herbal knowledge to her students in a light-hearted and vibrant manner.
Gary Bachman, Naturopathic Physician, is Director of Medical Herbal Education and Clinical Herbalist Mentor at CMHS. Gary brings his medical background skills to mentor the Apprenticeship Intensive students.
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 applications and yourself than you ever thought possible. We're talking wildcrafting plants, baby!
Cedar Mountain Herb School is a member of the American Herbalists Guild, the American Herb Association, and practicum supervisor for herbal science students at Bastyr University.