Help us welcome California author Doniga Markegard when she comes to talk about her new book Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild. She'll be here Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3pm.
From the Pacific Northwest forests to the rugged coastal shores of California, Dawn Again is a remarkable memoir of exploration and survival. As a young girl, Doniga Markegard was thrown from her horse and knocked unconscious. She remembers an out-of-body experience that revealed to her the great mystery at the heart of life. In Dawn Again she writes of a young woman's immersion in nature in search of herself and her passions. Her search takes her hitchhiking across the West and to Alaska where she discovers and falls deeply in love with tracking wolves and the rigors of surviving in the wilderness. At a wilderness immersion school, medicine people and wildlife trackers train her in indigenous ways. Doniga seeks a vision and discovers her purpose, only to find herself on a cattle ranch falling in love and starting a family, while finding a new way to use all she has learned about the wilderness and what it has to teach us.
Doniga Markegard has a background in wildlife tracking, holistic management, and permaculture. Along with her husband Erik and four children, Doniga lives on a coastal ranch in San Gregorio, CA. Doniga is passionate about finding ways to regenerate lands and community through practices that build soil, sequester carbon, capture and purify water and enhance habitat. Doniga has an immense passion for the natural world and helping others live a life of balance with the earth and all living things, leading a life of example where her own actions are deliberated into the health of the future generations.