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Beginner Herbalism Weekend

A Certificate Level Course in Herbalism

Saturday, September 23 - Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Are you interested in learning more about herbalism and the art & science of botanical medicine? Perhaps you wish to enhance your health or that of your loved ones. Perhaps you're considering a career in CAM-Complementary Alternative Medicine-specifically in the field of Herbalism. This intensive weekend course will give you a solid foundation to get started. You'll also enjoy the gorgeous backdrop of Angelic Organic farm, one of our region's oldest and largest organic/biodynamic CSA farms.

Engage in two inspiring days with international instructor, Gigi Stafne, Master Herbalist and Naturopath. She will visit Angelic Organics Learning Center as part of her travels as Director of Herbalists Without Borders and Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine. This is a pre-requisite level course for Intermediate Herbalism and a Master of Herbalism programsAll students receive a certificate of completion.

Course Topics Include:

  • Foundations, Philosophies & History of Herbalism
  • Cross Cultural Medicine Traditions
  • Ancestral Healing Arts & Remedies
  • Naturopathic Medicine: Natural Laws
  • The Art & Science of Herbalism
  • Herbal Materia Medica
  • Herbs for the Life Cycle: Pregnancy to the Wisdom Years
  • Herbs for Contemporary Life Stress: Depression, Anxiety, Immunity, Chronic Pain & Environmental Toxins
  • Herbal Actions & Applications
  • Herbal Natural Medicine Cabinet
  • The Herbalism Profession:  Seminar Rounds on Business, Ethics & Legal Issues
  • Hands-on Green Medicine Making: Handcraft and create teas, tinctures, flower essences, therapeutic lotions, salts and more. Bring all of these home and start building your own home herbal apothecary.

Local Accommodations & Dining: 

If you are traveling from out-of-town and would like to find a nearby place to stay, check out our list of local hotel, camping and dining options here

A Note About Meals:

Lunch is provided each day and will be sourced from local and organic purveyors. Please let us know in advance if you have dietary restrictions. 

About Instructor, Gigi Stafne MH, ND:

Gigi Stafne MH, ND is an enthusiastic educator, activist and writer in the botanical and natural medicine world. She is the Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders, a national and international non-profit organization addressing issues of natural medicine social justice globally. Earth ethics, ecology, sustainability and environmental health are woven into all of her organizing and teaching. She has an additional 25 years of Naturopathic and Botanical Medicine clinical and teaching experience. Learn more about Gigi.

Location & Contact Information:

All activities occur on Angelic Organics Learning Center & Farm (1545 Rockton Rd. Caledonia, IL). Visit our locations & directions page for travel info. Call us at 815-389-8455 or email learn@learngrowconnect.org with any questions or dietary concerns.

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The course cost is $250 per person. Lunch is included both days. >>>REGISTER HERE