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Gigi Stafne

Chetek, WI
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Gigi has a lifelong passion for plants, people and this precious planet. This has translated into a personal pathway and full-time profession spanning 34 years. Her adventures range from coordinating health care delegations in Cuba to setting up urban and rural Free Clinics for folks in need in the US. Gigi operates the Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine and is a guest instructor at many schools in North America. Other gigs have included Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders, an international non-profit addressing global health justice, as well as creating the first United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary in Wisconsin. 

Gigi is a recipient of the North American Medicinal Plant Conservation Award (2007 United Plant Savers) and the National Service Award of the American Herbalists Guild (2017).

Earth ethics, ecology, sustainability, and environmental health are woven throughout her courses. Join her for an inspiring meandering medicine trail of a time at North House!

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Current Courses Offered by Gigi Stafne

Teaser image for Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine

Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine

Desire to be more self-sustainable with your health care and home? Dipped your toes into the deep waters of herbalism, and ready to learn more? Combine the intuitive art and solid science of botanical medicine, apprenticing with a Master Herbalist for an intensive weekend. Core components include: foundations in natural…
Fri, Oct 1st, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 3rd, 2021
Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Mabon Medicines: Being Deeply Rooted

Mabon, the celebration of the autumnal equinox, reminds us to reconnect and remember our true wild natures as we shift into autumn season and align with the earth element. Join herbalist Gigi Stafne as she weaves in traditional northern medicine wisdom with new ways to align with the earth. In…
Sat, Sep 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Sep 12th, 2021
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Nordic Herbals

Healing traditions, like all crafts, reflect the landscape and stories of the people who create them. Explore Norse and Sami-inspired herbal medicine in this workshop based around the handcrafting of seven herbal medicines, each tethered to a particular story and made from northern plants. Rooted in her own Nordic ancestry,…
Sat, Nov 13th, 2021  –  Sun, Nov 14th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne

Past Courses Offered by Gigi Stafne

Green Wisdom for the Spring Season

Herbalism Immersion: Traditional Herbal Apotheca

Natural Botanicals: Spring Session

Natural Botanicals: Wild Medicine Workshop

Spring into Health! Green Wisdom for Wellness

Turning of the Wheel: Elements, Energetics, Earth Cycles