Doniga Markegard - 1440 Multiversity

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Doniga Markegard

Writer, rancher, and Earth advocate

Doniga Markegard is the author of the memoir Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild. Mentored by some of the leading wildlife trackers, naturalists, and native spiritual elders of our time, Doniga overflows with stories of exploration and survival. She has led expeditions to track wolves in Idaho and Alaska, worked on research projects on mountain lions in California, and traveled to Africa to study with tribal wildlife trackers.

Beyond writing, Doniga expresses her reverence for the Earth and all of its inhabitants through regenerative ranching. Supplying the Bay Area with local, nutrient-dense foods, Markegard Family Grass-Fed is dedicated to practices that build soil, sequester carbon, capture and purify water, and enhance habitat.

Through her work, Doniga shares her desire for humans to immerse in their own senses and practice balanced living through their conscious connection to nature.

She has been featured at the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco.

Upcoming Programs

Writing from the Senses

November 29 - December 1, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Why do so many prolific, evocative writers spend so much time in nature? Because great writing ignites the senses—and very few places awaken touch, taste, sound, smell, and intuition more profoundly than the natural world. Join award-winning writer Laura Fraser and memoirist and professional wildlife tracker Doniga Markegard for a weekend of writing from the...

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