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Registration Info:  $295/person       
 Registration closes once class is filled

WEI will provide: Coffee, tea and morning snacks on both days
                                      Free simple soup, bread, and cheese for Sunday lunch
                                                                                                                                                Afternoon snacks on Sunday

 Overnight Accommodations at WEI:  Subject to availability. Contact WEI for further information on availability and rates at (651) 583-0705 or

Herb 101 is a prerequisite for Herb 102 (Intermediate Herbalism and Environmental Health) Nov. 3-4, 2018 at WEI

 Instructor :  Gigi Stafne MH, ND, Executive Director Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine


Course Description:
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.

Course Units:
⦁ The Importance of Herbalism, integrating ancient and contemporary wisdom
⦁ Art and Science of Herbalism, seeking balance within botanical medicine
⦁ Contemporary Consumer Trends, examining top 20 herbs used in North America
⦁ Environmental Health Issues, moving from theory into real life holistic practices
⦁ Case Studies with Herbs for the Life Cycle, pregnancy to elder wisdom years
⦁ Plants in the Wild, identify 20+ plants from field to forest for medicinal, wild edible, ecological and other cultural uses
⦁  Herbal Applications,  create and hand craft herb products to bring home to use–teas, tinctures, therapeutic
    salts, infused oils & Rescue Remedy flower essence

What to Bring:

  • your own lunch for Saturday

  • food to share with the group as a potluck for Saturday evening

  • sleeping bags, pillows

  • floor-chairs and/or meditation cushions for informal components of the class

  • outdoor wear   

WEI will donate coffee, tea and morning snacks on both days (continental style), a free soup for the Sunday noon meal, and snacks for Sunday afternoon.  The soup will be vegan.  Or you can bring our own food for Saturday/Sunday breakfasts and Sunday noon meal.  There is no need to leave the WEI facility for any meals.  The cost of the food is gifted and  not included in your registration. 


Questions for instructor:  gigigreenwisdom@gmail.com
Questions for WEI:  wei@w-e-i.org
Limited number of scholarships available.