Seniors at the Center has a long and integrated history at Sautee Nacoochee Center and is important for its
contribution to the venerable members of the community. Come join our "50 Something" group for a wonderful
potluck lunch, camaraderie, and special speakers who elaborate on all manner of topics - Blue Suede Shoes to
Global Warming, with a healthy dose of local history and community issues thrown in.
Join us for a potluck lunch and fun the first Tuesday of every month except January and our
summer break months of June, July and August. Each month's program features a speaker,
concert or demonstration. Check the SNC
for details of upcoming senior luncheons.
Prior to the program we will have our potluck lunch, so please bring a dish to share. Decaf and water are furnished,
as well as paper and plastic plates and utensils.
Ethnobotany: If Plants Could Talk A Cherokee Relationship
Learn about how the Cherokee people in southern Appalachia relied on plants for their survival,
adapting them for food, medicines, tools, shelter, and ceremonial purposes. A highly regarded
authority on the topic, Tony Harris, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is passionate
about preserving his heritage.
He leads the Cherokee Garden project, a designated Interpretive Site on the Trail of Tears
National Historic Trail at Green Meadows Preserve in Cobb County, working year-round in the
garden with fellow members of the Master Gardeners of Cobb County and the Georgia Native
Plant Society. He and his wife, Carra, also assist the Cherokee Garden project team at tribal
headquarters in Oklahoma by sharing their knowledge and donating native Appalachian plants
not found that far west.
Tony Harris, who retired from his "day job" with Johnson Wax in 2004,
is President of the Georgia Trail of Tears Association and a 2013 recipient of the Daughters of
the American Revolution Conservation Award. His engaging, educational blog on
has a following of readers from around the world.
SAUTEE NACOOCHEE CENTER
P.O.Box 460 283 Highway 255 North Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia 30571
SAUTEE NACOOCHEE CENTER OFFICE HOURS
9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday