Herbal Empowerment Workshops

Welcome to the Cedar Mountain Herb School!

Our herbal workshops and programs are specifically designed to help you learn all-things-herbal, whether for your own personal health or herbal business. Reconnect with nature, community, and most importantly — yourself!

 

Nature has the solution…
We’ll teach you how! 🌿

All About Our Workshops

In-Person 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.

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.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Online Herbal Fireside Chats

Regardless of where you live, we’ve got an amazing ONLINE lineup for everyone! Online workshops focus on HPA axis and how to reduce triggering, winter essentials, tea blending, uplifting herbs, botanical skin care, alcohol free medicine making, culinary herbs, eating with the seasons, creating your herb garden and tincture making using correct alcohol proof!

Check out the workshops, we’re confident that what we have on offer is exactly what YOU need! And best yet, you can learn in the comfort of your home.

ONLINE HERBAL FIRESIDE CHATS

Upcoming Workshops

North Idaho

Herbal Apprenticeship Program 2023

May - September 2023

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

The herbal apprenticeship program here in Sandpoint is for those who have a strong desire to strengthen their skills and fill their herbal tool belts and apothecary with plant medicine from both the wild and garden. CMHS delivers intensive in-the-field plant identification with hands-on harvesting, formulation, medicine making and holistic health practices.

Natural Incense

December 3, 2022

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

Making natural incense is as easy as noticing the plants that grow around you. Students will utilize dried and fresh herbs, resins, barks and binders like honey to create a signature incense blend to take home.

Herbal Beadmaking

December 9, 2022

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

It’s said that the first rose beads were made for rosaries. Dried powdered herbs crafted into beads add a certain zing to a wardrobe or lampshade and bring their medicine in a way that is unusual and timeless.

Elderberries

January 7, 2023

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

The role of elderberry as one of the most beloved and effective herbs for addressing many viral infections is well known, yet there are as many ways to utilize the berries as there are herbalists. Gain an understanding of the unique constituents of our native Elder, Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea, that make it such a valuable remedy. Students will make an elderberry honey OR tincture.

Oregon Grape & Bitters

January 14, 2023

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

While bartenders use bitters in tasty cocktails, herbalists commonly use bitters to support the digestive system. Suzanne will discuss the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system and the roles that bitters play that go far beyond digestive health to weight loss, reversing chronic inflammation, supporting immune and nerve health and more. Students will use Oregon grape berries, pine needles, honey and alcohol to create a tasty and effective bitter.

Mushroom Skin Cream and Triple Extract Tincture

February 4, 2023

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

Mushrooms may seem foreign to use in a healthy face and body regimen, yet they offer many benefits to the skin. The beta-glucans and ganoderic acids in reishi mushrooms stimulate immune and antioxidant activity, lower inflammation, help relieve stress-related skin reactions, and promote healing.

Tincture Making Basics: Why Alcohol Proof Matters

February 10, 2023

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

To make effective herbal tinctures, we need an understanding of constituent groups and their solubility. 80 proof. 100 proof. 151 proof. 190 proof. Does it matter which we use? Yes! Suzanne unpacks what the proofs mean and how to choose the correct one for powerful herbal medicine. Students will make an herbal tincture.

Herbal Powders – Deodorant & Toothpaste

March 4, 2023

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

Let’s get natural! Much of what we put on our skin goes into our bloodstream. Given the choice between endocrine disrupting chemicals and natural ingredients, we’ll use the later to make an effective deodorant and tasty toothpaste without any sugars or sugar substitutes.

Get Cultured with Butter & Ferments

March 18, 2023

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

Intestinal health depends on over 500 different strains of beneficial flora known collectively as probiotics. Probiotics’ many health benefits include strengthening the immune and nervous systems, stimulating digestion and protecting against the spread of harmful yeast overgrowth, lowering cholesterol and guarding against cancer. Learn how to make cultured butter and fermented curtido.

Seattle

Seattle Roots to Tips Wildcrafting Training Program 2023

March - July 2023

Location: Seattle, WA
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Heather Bruno

The Roots to Tips Wildcrafting training Program in the Seattle area is an excellent weekend opportunity over a 5-month period, a perfect option for you to expand your herbal knowledge and skills and to go deeper in learning about the plants of our own unique bioregion!

Spring Botanical Primer 2023

May 12 - June 2, 2023

Location: Seattle, WA
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Heather Bruno

Whether you are just getting started in the amazing world of herbal medicine or a seasoned herbalist desiring to go deeper in herbal studies with hands-on field work, the Botanical Primer is an excellent opportunity for a deeply rooted exploration of wild plants, with a focus on ethical harvesting practices, constituents and why knowing them is vital to making effective healing remedies, plant energetics, and the positive impacts plants have on our anatomy and physiology!

Summer Botanical Primer 2023

June 16 - July 7, 2023

Location: Seattle, WA
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Heather Bruno

This is the time to get out in nature! Summer is such a bountiful time of year-with so many plants at their peak! Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned herbalist desiring to go deeper in herbal studies with hands-on field work, the Summer Botanical Primer is for you!

self reliant herbs

Fall Botanical Primer 2023

September 22 - October 13, 2023

Location: Seattle, WA
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Heather Bruno

Whether you are just getting started in the amazing world of herbalism, continuing with your studies, or a seasoned herbalist desiring to go deeper with hands-on field work, the Botanical Primer is an excellent opportunity for a deeply rooted exploration of wild plants, with a focus on ethical harvesting practices, understanding plant energetics, and the positive impacts plants have on our anatomy and physiology! We also cover plant constituents and why knowing them is vital to making effective medicine.

Winter Wildcrafting: Cottonwood Buds!

January 27, 2023

Location: Seattle, WA
Setting: In-Person
Instructor(s): Heather Bruno

Late winter and early spring may seem like a barren time with little to harvest, but it is actually the BEST time to harvest Cottonwood buds! These heavenly scented buds are incredibly medicinal!

Online

Tea Blending: For Coughs, Colds and Anxiety Relief

December 2, 2022

Location: Zoom Video
Setting: Online
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

Tea Blending: For Coughs, Colds and Anxiety Relief

Winter Skincare: Moisturizing Evergreen Sugar Scrubs

December 16, 2022

Location: Zoom Video
Setting: Online
Instructor(s): Heather Bruno

Winter Skin Care: Moisturizing Evergreen Sugar Scrubs

Uplifting Herbs: To Alleviate Mid-Winter Blues

January 6, 2023

Location: Zoom Video
Setting: Online
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

Uplifting Herbs: To Alleviate Mid-Winter Blues

Alcohol-Free Medicine Making Basics

January 20, 2023

Location: Zoom Video
Setting: Online
Instructor(s): Heather Bruno

Alcohol-Free Medicine Making Basics

Culinary Herbs Are Medicinal: How To Get Them On The Table

February 3, 2023

Location: Zoom Video
Setting: Online
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

Culinary Herbs Are Medicinal: How To Get Them On The Table

Eating With The Seasons: Healing with Polysaccharide Rich Plants

February 17, 2023

Location: Zoom Video
Setting: Online
Instructor(s): Heather Bruno

Eating With The Seasons: Healing with Polysaccharide Rich Plants

Planting YOUR Herb Garden

March 3, 2023

Location: Zoom Video
Setting: Online
Instructor(s): Suzanne Tabert

Planting YOUR Herb Garden

Introduction to Herbal Tinctures

March 17, 2023

Location: Zoom Video
Setting: Online
Instructor(s): Heather Bruno

Introduction to Herbal Tinctures

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