Classes &

“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!

Online Herbal Labs are back: Click here to join!

COVID-19 NOTICE: We practice common sense in regards to avoiding the covid virus. If anyone has symptoms before a workshop, we would expect that the person will stay home and get a covid test. As we have workshops in both Washington and Idaho, we follow the mandates of each state.

We are so excited to gather together as we delve into these valuable workshops! Gain confidence and build your herbal apothecary as you become prepared with self-reliant herbalism.

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

Upcoming Workshops

Seattle-Area Workshops

Check back soon!

Online Workshops

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Winter Wellness: Elderberry and Fire Cider Virtual Workshop

Saturday November 13, 2021

Location: Zoom Video
Setting: Online
Instructor: Heather Bruno

Sail through the winter healthy and ready to enjoy the season by building your herbal toolbox now! In this make-a-long workshop we will explore strategies that focus on building a strong immune system and being prepared with home-made herbal remedies that can help to prevent or shorten the duration and intensity of a cold or flu!

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Beginning Soap Making 101

Saturday November 20, 2021

Location: Zoom Video
Setting: Online
Instructor: Heather Bruno

Learn how to craft your own all-natural homemade soap with just a few ingredients!

If you have felt nervous in the past about trying to make soap (you tube makes it look scary, right?!), rest assured I will demystify the process and show you how easy it really is. Easy as cake: if you can bake a cake, you can make soap!

You will be ready to start crafting your own just in time for holiday gift giving! Recipes, resources, and sources for supplies will be provided

Northern Idaho Workshops

Autumn Botanical Primer - Sandpoint

Thursday September 16, 2021

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Setting: In-Person
Instructor: Suzanne M. Tabert

Autumn mini apprenticeship geared towards herbally preparing for the winter months!

Holiday Gifts From The Kitchen

Saturday November 6, 2021

Location: Sandpoint, ID
Setting: In-Person
Instructor: Suzanne M. Tabert

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner! Handcrafted gifts offer an “I really care about you!” vibe that a store-bought gift just can’t project.

Herbal Apprenticeships

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, starting in January 2022! We’ve got an amazing ONLINE lineup for everyone, with a focus on successful herb gardening, building robust immunity, 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 of your home.

Make 2022 YOUR year by  joining one of our  apprenticeship programs starting in April! The time is now to kickstart your dream of herbal competency and independence from dream to reality! All programs will be on the website and available for registration in January. xxoo

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.

I’m so grateful that you’ve dedicated your life to learning about plant medicine and that you’ve chosen to share your vast knowledge with students. This apprenticeship has been a dream come true and I can’t thank you enough for all the time, energy, and heart you put into it. – Emily M.