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Desire to be more self-sustainable with your personal health care and home? Dabbled with herbalism a bit or maybe even for years informally and now you’re ready to learn more?  Combine the intuitive art and solid science of botanical medicine, apprenticing with Master Herbalist, Gigi Stafne, for an intensive weekend.

The Herbal Apprentice: From Self Care to Community

(2-day weekend intensive course)

When: Saturday April 6th,  2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday April 7th,2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 PM

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

Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN

Registration Fee: $295 


Study foundations in natural and botanical medicine, history , philosophy and practices in Herbalism, herbs for the life cycle, top herbs in North America, botanicals for contemporary life stressors, anxiety, depression, and herbal home apothecaries. You will learn from Gigi Stafne MH, ND the Executive Director of Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine.

Registration fee includes a take away of handcrafted reparations including teas, tinctures, lotions, oils and flower essences.

Core components of this inspiring course include: 

  • Foundations in natural & botanical medicine
  • History, philosophy and practices in Herbalism
  • Herbs for the life cycle
  • Top Herbs in North America
  • Botanicals for contemporary life stressors, anxiety, depression
  • Learn to create your own herbal apothecary and take home handcrafted preparations including teas, tinctures, lotions, oils and flower essences.
  • Make-n-take component:  create your own herbal products to bring home


This class is a required course for students pursuing a WEI’s Herbalism and Environmental Health Certificate Program. . You can also register for this class without participating in WEI’s Certificate Program.

This class can also 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 please contact Gigi at gigigreenwisdom@gmail.com.


What to Bring:

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

Instructor Bio: 

Gigi Stafne MH, ND, MI; Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine

Instructor Bio:

Gigi Stafne MH, ND is an enthusiastic educator, activist and writer in the health justice and natural medicine fields.  She is 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.

Overnight Accommodations:

A limited number of overnight accommodations are available in WEI’s Eco-Retreat Center on a first-come-first-serve basis upon registration for $25 / person / night. Sleeping quarters are in private rooms or are in shared rooms. Please be prepared to share a room with other students. Room assignments will be sent to those who reserved space, in an email a few days prior to your class.

*A limited number of camp sites are also available free of charge, also on a first-come-first-serve basis upon registration. You must bring your own camping gear; campers will have access to the Eco-Retreat Center kitchen and showers.