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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…
Fri, Sep 30th, 2022  –  Sun, Oct 2nd, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Natural Botanicals: Wild Medicine Workshop

Explore nature-based green medicines in this intensive botanical class.  You'll discover a…
Sat, Jul 30th, 2022  –  Sun, Jul 31st, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Nordic Herbals

Healing traditions, like all crafts, reflect the landscape and stories of the people who create…
Sat, Nov 12th, 2022  –  Sun, Nov 13th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne

Past Courses Offered by Gigi Stafne

Green Wisdom for the Spring Season

Herbal ID Basics and Creating an Herbal First Aid Kit

Herbalism Immersion: Traditional Herbal Apotheca

Mabon Medicines: Being Deeply Rooted

Natural Botanicals: Spring Session

Natural Botanicals: Wild Medicine Workshop

Spring into Health! Green Wisdom for Wellness

Turning of the Wheel: Elements, Energetics, Earth Cycles