Green Burial Conference: Exploring Issues and Options

October 11, 2014 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 North Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
$85 ($75 before August 1, $70 Senior/student, $68 current Matthaei members)
Merilynne Rush

Green burial is a growing trend that is attractive to many but how to achieve it remains illusive.  Learn about green burial options from local and national experts through panel discussion, presentation, and outdoor mock demonstration.

This conference is your opportunity to think about questions such as:  Do you or a loved one want your body to go back to the earth naturally?  Would you like this choice to be available in your local cemetery?

To explore such questions and issues, knowledgeable speakers from within and without the funeral industry join me.  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:

  • Charles Morris, President, Green Burial Council International
  • Mike Mitchell, licensed funeral director
  • Jack Goodnoe, landscape architect and cemetery planner
  • Barbara Lucas, producer and host of The Green Room on WEMU public radio and CTN television, and others.

Space is limited!  As a bonus, A Will for the Woods, the award-winning documentary about one man’s passionate quest for a green burial, will be shown Friday evening at 7:30 pm, with discussion to follow. $10 admission.

For more information, please contact Merilynne Rush at

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