Home Funeral in Community: 

Reclaiming the Lost Art

October 18 – 20, 2013

Raleigh, North Carolina

Seventy people from all over the US and Canada, England and Australia enjoyed an empowering and fun weekend together strengthening our community and learning how to educate families about home funeral and green burial options. We welcome your comments on our open forum.  Many thanks to our speakers, volunteers and participants!  If you missed us this time, please join us next time!

See a terrific video of the retreat in Raleigh produced by Trish Garrigan

Links to our speakers

Megory Anderson, PhD, Keynote Speaker

Monica Williams-Murphy, Emergency Room Physician

Its OK to Die

Freddie Johnson, Co-founder

Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery

Char Barrett, Licensed Funeral Director and Home Funeral Guide

A Sacred Moment

Jerrigrace Lyons, Death Midwife

Final Passages

Olivia Bareham, Death Midwife

Sacred Crossings

Dyanne Matzkevich, Director

Pine Forest Memorial Gardens

Lee Webster, Director

New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy    

Anne O'Connor, Founder

Tending the Fire Within

Links to our vendors

Glenda Cedarleaf

Guided Imagery with Glenda

Donald Byrne

Piedmont Pine Coffins

Charlene Elderkin

Where the Tree Falls, the Forest Rises

Natural Burial Company/Natural End Map

Funeral Consumers Alliance

The mission of the National Home Funeral Alliance is to educate and empower families to care for their own dead. We reach out to all families, individuals and professionals who wish to learn more about home funeral. We are committed to fostering a community rooted in critical cultural competence in which we celebrate as well as deeply examine how our myriad cultures impact the field of death care. We strive for honest, open, inclusive and encouraging dialogue that does not criticize any one group of people or professionals, including those in the funeral industry.

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