JULY 27

Secrets of the Forest Hike w/ Mark Warren
Atlanta Memorial Park


The Georgia Conservancy and Mark Warren, author of Secrets of the Forest Vol 1-4, are excited to welcome you to the Atlanta Memorial Park Day Hike on July 27!

The hike will view the forested areas of this City of Atlanta park through the eyes of the Cherokee, as a living resource of foods, medicines, tools, and crafts. Mark Warren will discuss aspects of this book, Secrets of the Forest Volume I, during the hike.

To understand that the forest supplied everything that these tribes needed is to grasp the essence of Native American life. In this program the familiar is elevated to the unique. We’ll explore the crafts and lore of Cherokee and Muskogee life, including the use of wild plants for foods and medicines. With a little imagination, participants can step back in time to pre-Columbian days. These resources still exist around us and continue to be useful to those who follow in the footsteps of the first inhabitants of this land.

  • When: Saturday, July 27, 2019 // 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.

  • Where: Atlanta Memorial Park / 384 Woodward Way NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

  • Cost: $10 per person

  • About the author: Mark Warren is a lifelong student of nature and primitive lore. Growing up in the piedmont of Georgia, he was in love with the forest. After being graduated from the University of Georgia in art and chemistry/ pre-med, he served 10 years as naturalist / environmental educator for The Georgia Conservancy and 17 years as wilderness director for High Meadows Camp. Mark is also the director of Medicine Bow, a ”primitive school of earthlore” in Dahlonega, GA

  • Tour Details: Enjoy a guided hike and learn about the natural history and ecology of found within this City of Atlanta park.

  • What to bring: Please bring plenty of water, appropriate walking shoes and attire that can get dirty, sunscreen, sense of adventure and many questions.

  • Parking: Limited parking. Biking, carpooling and MARTA encouraged. We will offer more details as the event date nears.

  • Weather: (LIGHT) RAIN or SHINE. We will provide updates as the event date nears.


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