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Are you seeking a relevant, progressive educational experience that provides a strong basis in Herbalism, Holistic Medicine and Environmental Health? Consider our program!   Beginner Herbalism & Environmental Health is a must for those who have a passion for plants, people and this precious planet, Earth. With Naturopath and Master Herbalist, Gigi Stafne, Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine. 

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Environmental Health & Herbalism Program – Level I

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

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 the 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 handcraft herb products to bring home to use–teas, tinctures, therapeutic salts, infused oils & Rescue Remedy flower essence

Certification: This class can be applied for clinical credit hours in the Master Herbalism Program (Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine). For more information on the Master Herbalism Program or about the course material please contact Gigi at gigigreenwisdom@gmail.com.

Instructor Bio: Gigi Stafne MH, ND is an enthusiastic educator, activist, and writer in the health justice and natural medicine fields  She is faculty at the Women’s Environmental Institute, Director of the Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine and former Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders International. Earth ethics, ecology, sustainability, and environmental health are woven into every level of her organizing and teaching for the past 30+ years.

What to Bring:

  • Your lunch for Saturday
  • Food to share with the group for Saturday evening
  • Floor-chairs and/or meditation cushions for informal components of the class
  • Outdoor wear


  • Saturday: Bring your own lunch, bring a dish to share for pot-luck dinner
  • Sunday: WEI will provide a simple vegan soup lunch
  • WEI will provide coffee, tea, light refreshments throughout the weekend

Overnight Accommodations: Limited space is available for overnight accommodations at WEI’s Eco-Retreat Center for $25/night. Please be prepared to share a room with other students. Students are not required to stay overnight.

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