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Prerequisite: Herb 101 or the Herbal Apprentice class or equivalent experience working with or studying  herbs and herbalism can be used to meet the prerequisite requirement for this course


Instructor: Gigi Stafne, (http://greenwisdom.weebly.com/). 
Gigi Stafne MH, ND is a national educator, writer, Naturopath and Master Herbalist actively working in natural and botanical medicine and environmental health. She’s also director of Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine (http://greenwisdom.weebly.com/)and former Director of Herbalists Without Borders International.

Course Description
Take the next nourishing step in naturopathic principles, environmental health and herbalism in this Level Two, Intermediate foundational course.  In this class, natural and botanical medicine, as well as holistic health principles, are woven together to assist in the healing we need from emotional toxins and contemporary stressors and from the ongoing bombardment of daily environmental toxins and community violence.   Problems will be assessed, addressed and creative, holistic and herbalist solutions applied to case scenarios. Students will learn how to work on individual patient environmental health case scenarios and more complex community health eco-threats. Graduates of this Level 2 course will successfully integrate concepts and skills derived from personal approaches, as well as strategies from public health to the CAM, Complementary Alternative Medicine professions.

Certification, Credit Status and Description:

Botanical Bonus:   Credit hours in this course may be applied to the Master of Herbalism Program at Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine in the Upper Midwest U.S. and Canada. This course is also required for the WEI Certificate in Herbalism and Environmental Health.      

LEARNING OBJECTIVES for  Certificate Level Herb 102 Class

⦁ Holistic Ecological Health:  integrate wellness into individual and community life
⦁ Eco-Detective Work:  identify and analyze contemporary environmental health hazards and problems
⦁ Environmental Health Issues:  assess disease scenarios, identify imbalances and create holistic solutions in clinical settings
⦁ Herbs for Contemporary Stressors:  examine Adaptogen, Alterative, Nervine and Nourishing Herbs for the human brain, body and nervous system
⦁ Detoxification & Cleansing Herbs:   Understand the 5 main human elimination pathways in the body and herbal combinations to support them
⦁  Herbal Applications,  create and hand craft a set of Flower Essences addressing stress, trauma and PTSD for your practice
⦁ Natural Medicine News:  Interact with instructor and participants about professional issues, ethics and contemporary CAM
⦁ Complementary Alternative Medicine issues

Readings:  Included in course tuition.  Distributed in class
Gigi will pass out syllabus and outline in class.


WEI Eco-Retreat Center, 15715 River Road, North Branch, MN 55056

Registration Fee:  $295

Eligible for Friends of WEI discount:  10%

Overnight Accommodations at WEI:  Subject to availability. Contact WEI for further information on availability and rates at (651) 583-0705 or jerry@w-e-i.org


Lunch: noon to 1:00 p.m. each day.

What to Bring:

  • lunch for Saturday
  • food to share for Saturday evening
  • sleeping bags
  • pillows
  • floor-chairs
  • meditation cushions for informal components of the class
  • out-of-door clothing

Refreshments: WEI will supply coffee, tea and rolls for breakfast

Food: Free and Optional Vegan soup and bread offered by WEI on Sunday, Nov 4.

Questions: Contact the instructor gigigreenwisdom@gmail.com