© 2017 by Doniga Markegard

Praise for Dawn Again

“With curiosity, tenacity, and a free-fall dive into the ragged business of real live nature, Doniga has given us an instruction booklet on how to get in touch with our best selves, through getting in touch with the earth. Dawn Again is filled with magic Doniga has made real, down to earth, and attainable, to varying degrees, to anyone.”
– Joan Baez

“Doniga Markegard’s journey from teen runaway to expert tracker and on to mother, rancher and activist artfully conveys what it means to be fully alive to the natural world. She observes, “It appears that it’s up to humans to remember, right now, what it means to be humans.” Dawn Again is a beautiful reminder that human survival and human joy—being human—derive from our connection to plants, animals and the earth itself. Her story offers readers inspiration and direction.”
– Judith D. Schwartz, author of Water in Plain Sight and Cows Save the Planet

“Dawn Again is a deeply personal, touching, and intimate journey that opens a window into a hidden universe of exquisite natural beauty. With poetic prose and keen insights, Doniga Markegard gives us invaluable insights to heal our souls and our world.”
– Josh Tickell, author of Kiss the Ground and director of Fuel

“Doniga’s love for the natural world—its animals, birds, plants and soil—shines brilliantly through the words in this frank and engaging memoir. Her intimacy with the interconnection of all life, however, goes far beyond words, for she has genuinely LIVED it, with authenticity, passion, determination, and an open heart.”
– Paul Rezendes, Author of Tracking & the Art of Seeing and The Wild Within

“Doniga’s personal journey from uncertain teen to one of North America’s foremost regenerative farmers is inspiring and enlightening. By recounting her own wilderness immersion, animal tracking, and farming experiences, she deftly traces a line from the incredible complexity of nature’s wisdom to humanity’s vital role as ecologically responsible stewards of the land.”
– Allan Savory, author of Holistic Management, Third Edition: A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment.

“Our health and the health of the planet itself begins with the soil. Dawn Again, with its beautiful exploration of Doniga’s connection with nature and her joyful practice of sustainable farming—nourishing both her community and the ground we all depend on—will inspire all readers to tend to the soils in their own backyards.”
– Diana Rodgers, RD, author of The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook

“Earth care comes alive in this deeply moving personal story. With prose good enough to be called poetry, Doniga captures and explains the heart and soul of creation stewardship, bringing us on a profound journey of awakening and awareness.”
– Joel Salatin