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Herbalism for Everyday Use

People have been using natural remedies for ailments throughout human civilization. Recently, herbalism is gaining popularity again. Learn from a master herbalist how to use herbs, plants and essential oils to address a variety of ailments.

Key Program Information
Next Session Oct. 28, 2021 – Nov. 18, 2021

This class meets Thursdays, October 28 through November 18, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Using natural remedies for prevention and wellness

This interactive online class taught by horticulturist, master herbalist and gardener, Erin LaFaive, will give you a great foundation in herbalism.  Each session will include discussion on the beneficial qualities of a variety of herbs and plants followed by demonstrations on creating herb-infused salves, teas, syrups and skin-care products.

You will learn about: 

  • herbs for vitality
  • keeping a healthy immune system
  • salve making
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Who should attend

Adults wanting to know more about natural remedies.


  • Erin LaFaive headshot

    Erin LaFaive started gardening as a child in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and has always been captivated by plants. She began her self-studies in herbalism as a teenager, and in 2015, started formal training with Gigi Stafne of Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine. With over 10 years of experience in the horticulture field, she is now a certified Master Herbalist who wants to use her knowledge of herbs to help others. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Erin also volunteers as chairperson on the Board of Directors for Herbalists Without Borders.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 1.2 Continuing Education Units ( 12 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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