Each weekend, we will travel to amazingly beautiful places for learning, harvesting, making field medicine, and soaking in the beauty that is all around.
Each class is field based, designed to expand and enhance your knowledge of local medicinal plants, nutrition, and plants’ effects on the body systems. The programs cover plant identification, materia medica, sustainable harvesting methods, medicine making, plant constituents, basic anatomy and physiology, formulations, local ecology, and SO much more! Apprentices gain a deeper understanding of the wild medicinal and edible plants of the Pacific Northwest and acquire valuable experience in making and using herbal medicines for home or business. Our approach is holistic, grounded in both science and tradition, and you will learn more about your body and how plants work with your body, mind, and spirit to support health and healing than you ever thought possible.
At CMHS, we hold the land and plants very dear and so practicing and teaching ethical and sustainable wildcrafting is at the heart of what we do. Wildcrafting places are sacred to the person who took the time to find them. You will learn how to care for and preserve these precious plants and ecologies. It is a privilege to be in these places with like-minded wildings with a passion for learning about and harvesting the exquisite healing medicine the earth provides.
Our school is a safe place where everyone is welcome! That means you! We are told by so many apprentices that their lives changed for the better during their time in the programs, and they’ve finally found the community they’ve been searching for. Sometimes very surprising decisions are made, paths take turns, new directions are found, lifelong friendships are forged. Apprenticeships at CMHS are truly enriching and positively life changing!