Mark Warren presents The Secrets of the Forest

Mark Warren, owner of Medicine Bow Wilderness School in Dahlonega, GA has been teaching the survival skills of the Cherokee for more than 45 years and will be presenting his book series "The Secrets of the Forest."

Mark believes today's society can — and should — learn some valuable lessons and skills from the Cherokee people who inhabited the southeastern part of the United States hundreds of years before European explorers ever landed on its shores. He will be discussing how some of the most common native plants and trees were used by the Cherokee for food, medicine, shelter, and fire and he will bring along a few of his handmade crafts. 

Quote from Mark, “All of us who live in the Southern Appalachians reside on land that once belonged to the Cherokees. While these native people led lives of intense daily interaction with their natural surroundings, most folks today have reduced nature to a backdrop of scenery. The great deficit in this scenario is our lack of understanding that we still depend upon nature. That dependency is largely hidden to us, especially to the new generations that come along to take over the 'rules' of how we behave with nature — air to breathe, water to drink, energy to consume for our daily actions. These are commodities that are easy to take for granted. If taken for granted, humans will have no reason to respect and conserve the pieces of the puzzle we call ecology."

Mark Warren is also the author of the Western novels, Born to the Badge and Adobe Moon (volumes 1 and 2 of the series, Wyatt Earp: An American Odyssey.) These books will be available at the event along with his memoir, Two Winters in a Tipi: My Search for the Soul of the Forest.

All four volumes of Secrets of the Forest will be available at the event and you may order online to pick them up at the event or have them held or shipped afterward.

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Event address: 
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Secrets of the Forest Volume 1;The Magic and Mystery of Plants and The Lore of Survival Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781935186816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Waldenhouse Publishers Inc. - November 25th, 2016

Secrets of the Forest Volume 2: Calling Up the Flame and Feeding the Spirit Cover Image
By Mark B. Warren, Karen Paul Stone (Designed by), Susan Brown Warren (Photographer)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781935186892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc. - May 24th, 2017

Secrets of the Forest Volume 3: Eye to Eye with the Animals of the Wild and at Play in the Wild Cover Image
By Mark B. Warren, Mark B. Warren (Illustrator), Karen P. Stone (Designed by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781935186960
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc. - December 29th, 2017

Secrets of the Forest Volume 4: The Art of Archery & Other Projectiles and the Blessed Path of Water Cover Image
By Mark B. Warren, Mark B. Warren (Illustrator), Karen Paul Stone (Designed by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781935186977
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc. - June 11th, 2018

Two Winters in a Tipi: My Search for the Soul of the Forest Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780762779222
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lyons Press - May 2012

Born to the Badge Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781432848842
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Five Star Publishing - November 21st, 2018

Adobe Moon Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781432838164
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Five Star Publishing - November 15th, 2017