Join Charis in welcoming celebrated naturalist and author Mark Warren, who will be visiting in honor of Earth Week. Mark will be sharing skills and stories from his two volume collection, Secrets of the Forest. Mark's focus this evening will be on using indigenous plants of the Southern Appalachian region for food and medicine. In addition he will answer your questions about survival skills, fire-making, storytelling, and ceremonies. Volumes 1 and 2 will be available for purchase and signing. These books are for naturalists, Georgians interested in the healing plants available in our own back yards, and especially for parents, teachers and environmental educators to use as a guide for engaging youth in nature. Please come fired up and ready to learn and ask questions! This program is appropriate for kids ages 6 and up accompanied by a parent.