Environmental Health & Herbalism Program- Level I

Instructor:Gigi Stafne MH, ND, Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine
When:Saturday, July 11- Sunday, July 12, 2020
Time:9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where:WEI's Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 
15715 River Road, North Branch MN 55056
Registration Fee:$295

Note that due to the COVID-19 situation, this class was originally scheduled for April 4-5 and has been scheduled to July 11-12. 

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 Natural Medicine, integrating ancient and contemporary wisdom for current societal imbalances
⦁ Art and Science of Herbalism, seeking balance within botanical medicine
⦁ Environmental Health Issues, on an introductory level, moving from theory into real-life holistic practices
⦁ Case Studies with Herbs & Natural Pathways for Environmental Health Cases
⦁  Herbal Applications,  create and handcraft herb products to address environmental health concerns--detoxification teas, adaptogen and other tinctures, therapeutic salts, flower essences for stressors

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, www.greenwisdom.weebly.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.

Consider adding Natural Approaches to Lyme Disease, Friday, April 3, 2020, 3:30-6 pm

Consider following up with  Environmental Health & Herbalism Program - Level II


Compassionate CAM in prep for COVID-19

April 3 - Online Tele-seminar

Natural Approaches to Lyme Disease    

April 3 -Online Tele-seminar

Botanical Medicine for Environmental Health Illnesses    

May 8 -Online Tele-Seminar

Women's Health Naturally    

May 9 Online Tele-seminar

Herbal Help for Humanity:  Adaptogens and Alteratives    

May 9 -Online Tele-seminar

Environmental Health & Herbalism Program Level I    

Rescheduled for July 11 - 12 a WEI Weekend Retreat



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