September 22—Wilderness Moves

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Chimacum, Washington
Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Chimacum Grange, Anderson Lake State Park


Hiking Awareness, 1:00-4:00 pm

Join author and wildlife tracker Doniga Markegard, and author and biomechanist Katy Bowman in Chimacum, Washington for Wilderness Moves: Hiking Awareness

This is a dynamic lecture, where participants and leaders will move and learn together. Discover simple ways to get more from your body and from your mind while you hike with Markegard and Bowman over gorgeous, varied terrain to the Tamanowas Rock Sanctuary and around Anderson Lake State Park.Learn body adjustments that can increase your strength and decrease your pain while out on the trail; you’ll also learn a few moves that can help you be more aware of the land around you, looking for animal tracks, listening for bird language, and tasting wild plants. Participants should dress for the weather, and bring their own snacks and water. The guided hike will last about three hours. Tickets are $75 for adults, $37.50 for kids 12 and under. Get tickets here.

Book Signing with Katy Bowman and Doniga Markegard

There will be a separate, free, family-friendly signing by both authors at Finnriver Farm & Cidery from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Come for cider, local food, bocce ball, and a walk around the Finnriver orchard and farm collaborative to learn about organic agriculture, seed-saving, medicinal herbs, salmon restoration, and more. No registration required—just come by and hang out with us!

Then from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Doniga will be presenting a free talk on regenerative ranching, tracking, and permaculture at the Chimacum Grange, a half-mile from the Cidery. 

Regenerative Agriculture: Mimicking Nature to Find our Path

Doniga Markegard, owner of Markegard Family Grass-Fed, shares her expertise in Holistic Land Management as a pathway for large-scale grassland restoration. Blending principles of nature and permaculture, Doniga weaves a journey of raising healthy livestock while also increasing plant diversity, building soil, and providing nutrient dense foods for thousands of families. By mimicking patterns found in nature, communities can cultivate food with greater nutrition while providing carbon sequestration and returning biodiversity and abundance to the land. Through her direct experience in stewarding 10,000 acres of rangeland in California, Doniga offers real-world stories and lessons in regenerative ranching. This is a free event, but please RSVP here.

And the day in Chimacum doesn’t have to end there! Join back in the community fun at Finnriver after the talk for family-friendly free live dancing music until 9pm!