Herbal Empowerment Workshops

Nature has the solution — We’ll teach you how!

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!

Upcoming Workshops

North Idaho Workshops

Herbal Apprenticeship Program 2022

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

Wild Harvest ~ Elderberries

Saturday October 8, 2022

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

Are you ready for winter? It's coming! Let's get prepared with herbal remedies to have on hand when needed. There are so many elder bushes in North Idaho! It can be confusing to weed through all the information about elderberries to find the most effective ways to process them for the strongest medicine AND the best time for harvesting. We’re here for you!

Suzanne Tabert brings her 35+ years of harvesting and processing elderberries to you for a day packed full of information and fun!

Seattle Area Workshops

self reliant herbs

Fall Botanical Primer - Seattle (2022)

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.

Students will acquire skills to support their own health and wellness and that of their loved ones by creating and using hand-crafted herbal remedies. There will be many opportunities to sample herbal remedies throughout the course as well as building a well equipped home herbal apothecary. It’s a transformational experience!

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.

Herbal Apprenticeship Programs

Would you like to dive deeply to take your herbal skills to more advanced levels? Sign up for our intensive, field-based apprenticeship programs. Expand your knowledge of local medicinal plants, remedy making, and plants’ effects on the body systems.


Online Workshops

Online Fireside Chats Coming Winter 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! 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! 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.

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.