“We tend to eat what we’re familiar with, let’s become familiar with the weeds!” ~ Suzanne Tabert
Welcome to the Cedar Mountain Herb School
We’re so glad you’ve chosen us for your herbal education!
We’re back in the saddle and would love to see you in our in-person and online workshops! CMHS Herbal Classes and Workshops are specially designed to help you learn about all-things-herbs, whether for your own personal use or for professional work. Reconnect with nature, community, and yourself!
COVID-19 NOTICE: We practice common sense in regards to avoiding the covid virus, which includes physical distancing, available warm water and soap hand washing station, and wearing masks at each workshop. We are so excited to meet with you all again and hope to see you in these so important workshops! Build your herbal apothecary and be prepared for what comes your way! xoxo Be blessed and be healthy!
Suzanne is a brilliant teacher that meets the diverse needs of her students with grace and ease. She is impressive at capturing both the science and subtleties of plants with harmonized precision. I was inspired every week in learning so many different skills within the herbal medicine realm. Truly, Suzanne is more than just a fabulous teacher, she is an extraordinary human being. She has a heart of gold and generously shares with her students, the wisdom of countless years in her craft with wit and humor that would make anyone delight to be in her presence. Getting to spend time with Suzanne every week was the best part of my summer! I am forever full of gratitude for the incredible experiences and knowledge that Cedar Mountain Herb School brought me! —Morgyn V
Saturday, January 9th 2021
ONLINE CLASS Explore what makes a garden, whether it be a plot of land, a window box, container garden, indoor jungle, hugelkultur, and/or straw bale gardening. The possibilities are endless and can be adapted to suit your lifestyle. Get creative!
Saturday, January 23rd 2021
ONLINE CLASS Explore the many herbs to plant in your garden, their requirements, and what they bring to the table and in your remedies, medicinally and nutritionally.
Saturday, February 6th 2021
ONLINE CLASS Learn how to make bitter simples and the beautiful complexity of creating formulas that join potent medicinal plants with aromatics to create one-of-a-kind blends. Cedar Mountain Herb School’s motto is “get the medicine to the people in ways that they’ll delight in taking, so that healing can occur!”
Saturday, February 27th 2021
ONLINE CLASS Nature provides a plethora of herbs for emotional health and repair. Be a part of the discussion to soothe and heal the nervous system, gain relief from insomnia, anxiety, and fear, and their physical manifestations.
Saturday, March 13th 2021
ONLINE CLASS We’ll unpack major groups of phytochemicals, give a breakdown on what they are, and how to best handle them in your preparations in order to create powerfully effective herbal medicine.
Saturday, March 27th 2021
ONLINE CLASS Meet the plants in their happy environment via videos and still pictures. In our wild medicinal plant ramble, we begin to solve the mystery of Nature’s “green blur.” From the tallest tree to the deepest root, medicinal plants are all around us.
Would you like to take your herbal skills to more advance levels? Sign up for our intensive, field-based Herbal Apprenticeships. Expand your knowledge of local medicinal plants, nutrition, and plants’ effects on the body systems.
All About Our Workshops
Based in Sandpoint Idaho and Seattle Washington, CMHS is one of the longest-running herbal schools in the Pacific Northwest. Community workshops are held at a variety of locations in Western and Central Washington and Sandpoint, Idaho, and will be plainly noted in the workshop descriptions.
During the harvest intensives and apprenticeship programs, students gather wild herbs, process plant matter, and make appropriate remedies for the topic. Each workshop 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.
We are SO thrilled for the workshop offerings this winter! We’ve got an amazing ONLINE lineup for everyone, with a focus on successful herb gardening, immunity building, phytochemistry for beginners, and practical steps to overcome covid and day-to-day anxiety! Really, check out the workshops, we are confident that what we have on offer is exactly what YOU need! And best yet, you can learn in the comfort and safety of your home.
Suzanne and the 2020 apprentices navigated the program online for the first few weeks, then were able to get together (with physical distancing) halfway through in order to harvest plants and work one on one with them! They learned SO MUCH about how to get healthy and stay healthy and calm and now have tools to share with others. Alison, one of the amazingly resilient apprentices, noted that Suzanne taught them about the medicine of 105 plants! Wow! Plus they learned so much more than simply plant medicine. They learned that they could bend, stretch and sail through difficult situations with remedies in their herbal and healthy lifestyle toolbelt.
Make 2021 YOUR year by joining one of our 3 apprenticeship programs starting in April! The time is now to kickstart your dream of herbal competency and independence from dream to reality!
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.