Mark Warren, owner of the nationally renowned Medicine Bow Wilderness School in Dahlonega, GA, shares his special perspectives on the importance of trees today and throughout time. Join us on Georgia Arbor Day 2023 for the very first Speaker Series event hosted at our new facility at 825 Warner Street!
Mark discusses how some of our most common native trees were used by the Cherokee people for food, medicine, insect repellent, crafts, shelter and fire. Handmade crafts will be available for viewing and discussion. Mark believes today’s society can — and should — learn some valuable lessons and skills from the native people who inhabited this continent hundreds of years before European colonizers landed on its shores.
Mark has packed 50 years of teaching and knowledge about the indigenous people of this area into a four-volume series of books titled Secrets of the Forest, which he wrote with three purposes in mind:
- To provide clear instructions in primitive survival skills for anyone wanting to better their self-sufficiency in the wilderness
- To offer parents, teachers, scout leaders and outdoor educators a guide to engage their students in nature
- To win over a new generation of environmental advocates who will look after this world
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Join us for refreshments before the event starts.