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Green burial is a growing trend that is attractive to many but how to achieve it remains elusive. Learn about green burial options from local and national experts through panel discussion, presentation, and outdoor mock demonstration. Discover the full web of choices, learn the practicalities of how to do a natural burial, discuss current practices and what families want and network with professionals.
Speakers include Jack Goodnoe, landscape architect and cemetery planner, Barbara Lucas, producer of "The Green Room" on WEMU and CTN, Mike Mitchell, licensed funeral director and Charles Morris, President of the Green Burial Council International. Cemeterians from green cemeteries in OH, TX, NY, PA, FL and elsewhere will be there.
All are invited: individuals, families, funeral directors, cemetery workers. environmentalists. Space is limited!.
"A Will for the Woods," the award-winning documentary about one man's passionate quest for a green burial, will be shown on Friday evening at 7:30 pm with discussion to follow. Tickets available here for $10. A tour of The Preserve at All Saints in Waterford, a Green Burial Council certified green cemetery, will take place on Sunday from 11 am - 3 pm, including refreshments. Contact the cemtery directly for more information at 248-623-9633.
- Bring your paper ticket
- Park in South lot; fee included in price of ticket
- Lunch provided (including vegan and gluten-free options)
- Dress for the weather for outdoor demonstration
- Contact Merilynne if you have mobility limitations so we can accommodate you.
- Special Note for funeral directors: I understand the on-call nature of your work. If you can not attend due to a funeral, please notify me for a partial refund.
- Please note: Some videotaping of the event may occur. By purchasing your ticket you are giving consent to be filmed at this event.
- Questions? Contact Merilynne.
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Merilynne Rush, RN, BSN, owner of After Death Home Care, is an Advance Care Planning Facilitator, Home Funeral Guide, and Green Burial Educator who has consulted with families and professionals across the state and the nation about natural death care. Merilynne is a former homebirth midwife and hospice nurse. She facilitates a monthly Death Cafe in Ann Arbor, is a past board member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, author of the serialized subscription eBook Home Funeral Guides: Illuminating the Path and is a frequent presenter and workshop leader.