Women’s Environmental Institute Herbalism Program

Herb Farming A to Z   

When: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Instructor: Nancy Graden, Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm
Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN
Registration Fee: $75
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This is an in-depth class on growing your own medicinal herbs that will follow the whole process through from germination to harvest, storing and using for your own well-being. Sample herbal teas and take-home seeds you will stratify in class to get a heads up on the planting season.

Natural Approaches to Lyme Disease

When: Friday, April 3, 2020, 3:30-6pm
Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN
Instructor: Gigi Stafne MH, ND, Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine
Registration Fee: $40
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Do you spend much time outdoors? Are you concerned about the implications of Lyme Disease and other co-infections? Learn to support your body naturally with botanicals from herbs for prevention before you head outside, to caring for actual bites and what to do if you have a Lyme diagnosis. Also, natural approaches for longer-term symptoms if you’ve already had a Lyme diagnosis. Join Gigi Stafne, a Master Herbalist and Naturopath who has been helping people with Lyme Disease and co-infections in CAM clinical settings and teaching venues in the Upper Midwest U.S. for decades.

Environmental Health & Herbalism Program – Level I

When: Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, April 5, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN
Instructor: Gigi Stafne MH, ND, Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine
Registration Fee: $295
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Botanical medicine basics, naturopathic principles, and ecological health are at the core of this foundational level certificate course. Deepen wisdom, sharpen skills and improve upon personal health and wellness, as well as offering compassionate care to family and friends. Participants learn to apply Herbalism to real-life scenarios from basic health ailments to everyday environmental toxins and exposures. Examine diverse philosophies and practices within Herbalism, ranging from the radical herbalism of Street Medic work to clinical herbalism within CAM Integrative Medicine Centers from rural to urban centers. Beginner Herbalism & Environmental Health is a must for those who have a passion for plants, people and this precious planet, Earth.

Botanical Medicine for Environmental Health Illnesses

When: Friday, May 8, 2020, 3:30 p.m. – 6p.m.
Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN
Instructor: Gigi Stafne MH, ND, Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine
Registration Fee: $40
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Prevention and Precautionary Principle are two key concepts within environmental health and natural medicine.  On a daily basis, you might be exposed to environmental toxins damaging to your short and long term health. Such toxins are irritating, intense and injurious to the human body and earth.
What are some of these common exposures? 
What can you do to minimize their impacts?
There are at least one dozen herbs and foods to help cleanse and support yourself naturally that you’ll acquire important information about in this class.  Boost your health with Herbalism!

Women’s Health Naturally

When: Saturday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN
Instructor: Gigi Stafne MH, ND, Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine
Registration Fee: $40
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What are the top herbs and natural remedies for women for health, happiness, and wellness?
From stress to cardiovascular health, there are botanicals to help boost you optimally in life.
Women in all stages of life will benefit from this fun, inspiring Mother’s Day workshop with Naturopath and Master Herbalist, Gigi Stafne.


Herbal Help for Humanity:  Adaptogens and Alteratives

When: Saturday, May 9, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN
Instructor: Gigi Stafne MH, ND, Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine
Registration Fee:$40
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It is essential to create spaciousness in life for self-care whether that is yoga, mindfulness or even activities such as kayaking.  Alongside such self care are Herbal Adaptogens and Alteratives, two categories of herbal  allies well suited to help cope with daily life stressors from nervous tension to exhaustion.  Herbal Adaptogens and Alteratives can help us better manage stress in the body and clear toxins. Join this inspiring workshop with longtime clinician and educator Gigi Stafne MH, ND to discover which herbs might be well suited for your needs during stressful times.

Organic Herb Farming: Cultivation, Foraging, Harvesting, and Making Use of Medicinal & Cullinary Herbs

A 6-month certificate training course
When: 2nd Sundays of the month (May 17*, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11)

  • Start date delayed one week due to Mother’s Day.
Instructor: Carolyn Smith, Herbalist

Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN 
Registration Fee: $250 
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In this class we will meet monthly over 6 months of the growing season to learn organic cultivation of medicinal and culinary herb varieties and foraging of medicinal/culinary species that grow in the midwest. We will also learn basic medicinal preparation techniques and cover medicinal and culinary uses of a variety of plants. Students are required to complete a 32 hour practicum during the course period  to help take care of the herb farm when class is not in session (approximately 3 full working days).

Foraging at Amador Hill Farm

When: Saturday, May 30,  9am to 2pm
Instructor:   Maria Wesserle
Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN
Registration Fee: $50
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Join Maria Wesserle of Four Season Foraging as we hike the woods and fields of Amador Hill Farm in search of late springtime foragables. We will harvest and cook the wild bounty together, collectively creating a memorable meal. Please bring a non-GMO snack, appetizer, or dessert to share.

Environmental Health & Herbalism Program – Level II

When: Saturday, August 22 – Sunday, August 23, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN
Instructor: Gigi Stafne MH, ND, Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine
Registration Fee: $295
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A weekend intensive in natural and botanical medicine, as well as holistic health principles, weaving together
help for individuals and communities coping with emotional toxins and contemporary stressors and from ongoing bombardment of daily environmental toxins to community violence.    An engaging course that builds upon Level 1 Environmental Health & Herbalism.

For information about the Master Herbalism Program with Gigi Stafne: please contact Gigi at:  gigigreenwisdom@gmail.com, or vistit www.greenwisdom.weebly.com