Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
SENIORS AT THE CENTER
SENIORS AT THE CENTER
Open to Members and non-members

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.

Enjoy the Community and Expand Your World

No admission except a dish to share

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 Events Calendar 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.

Membership Adult classes

March 6, 2018

Ethnobotany: If Plants Could Talk
A Cherokee Relationship
TonyHarris
Tony Harris


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 mycherokeegarden.com has a following of readers from around the world.