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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 U.S. 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

3 Days
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Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine, Self Care to Community

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 11th, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 13th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
Fri, Mar 20th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 22nd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
Fri, Jul 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 26th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
2 Days
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Natural Botanicals: Wild Medicine Workshop

Explore nature-based green medicines in this intensive botanical class. You'll discover a bounty of foods and plants to use during the seasons and cycles of plant life to create your very own natural medicine kit, including over 30 botanical and herbal mixes and applications. The course tailors to individual needs…
Sat, Aug 15th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 16th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
2 Days
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Nordic Herbals

Healing traditions, like all craft, 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 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 17th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
Sat, Feb 22nd, 2020  –  Sun, Feb 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
4 Days
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Turning of the Wheel: Elements, Energetics, Earth Cycles

The earth moves through seasons and cycles, as humans do. Yet, there are times when we humans can become disconnected. During each cyclical shift there is a predominant element with correlating energies, foods and botanical medicines. Reconnect with your true nature. Watch weather, observe the animals and plants. Learn which…
Thu, Apr 30th, 2020  –  Sun, May 3rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne

Past Courses Offered by Gigi Stafne

Green Wisdom for the Spring Season

Herbalism Immersion: Traditional Herbal Apotheca

Natural Botanicals: Spring Session

Spring into Health! Green Wisdom for Wellness