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Borderless Botanical Medicine coming to the Library October 23.

Oct 03, 2019 02:16PM ● By Editor

From the Grand Marais Public Library - October 3, 2019

Grand Marais Public Library is set to host a presentation by Gigi Stafne, to present Set up care anywhere! Borderless botanical medicine at 6PM on Wednesday, October 23. Stafne is a long-time herbalism instructor at the North House Folk School and owner of the Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine. Her presentation is part of a series of activities sponsored by the Folk School and running through the month of October.

In her presentation, Stafne will discuss her experience working in Cuba with Herbalists Without Borders, an organization that provides volunteer health justice and humanitarian aid to thousands of people in more than 30 countries with multiple chapters in some countries. Health, wellness and compassionate care are served by volunteers in regions where there are either natural or human-induced crisis or disaster. Examples of care during the past decade include health care exchanges to Cuba, Herbal Medic Support for First Nations People and the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, aid for victims and survivors of the earthquakes in Nepal and hurricanes in the U.S. Helping people when there is political upheaval and subsequent violence or displacement is also part of global volunteerism.

Herbalists Without Borders also assists global people facing discrimination, oppression and other barriers to accessing health and wellness. HWB does not impose care upon countries or cultures of people, instead goes where invited and typically encourages residents of regions to organize an HWB Chapter in their region. Cultural autonomy, preservation of healing traditions, indigenous plants and healers are priorities for Herbalists Without Borders International. Join former longtime Executive Director, Advisor and current Trauma Trainer of Herbalists Without Borders International, Gigi Stafne, to learn more about the essential ingredients of offering compassionate care and health justice locally and globally.

This event is free and open to the general public. All members of and visitors to the community are invited to attend.


Steve Harsin, Director (218) 387-1140
[email protected]
Grand Marais Public Library
104 2nd Ave W, Box 280
Grand Marais, MN  55604

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