a talk by Carol Coan
Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm
at the Wendell Free Library
Wendell is one of the few towns in Massachusetts in which a burial vault is not required and natural burial practices are common. Hooray! “But,” you may ask, “now what?”
What else do you need to know to accomplish a green burial?
Is it possible to keep your deceased loved one at home?
Must you hire a funeral director?
Where does the death certificate come from?
How is the body transported?
Is there any way to prepare for all this ahead of time?
Join Carol Coan for an informative talk, followed by a Q&A, to learn answers to these questions and more. Carol is an anthropologist with a special interest in human anatomy and body disposal. A former president of FCAWM, she continues to field questions for the FCAWM’s hotline and teaches a class on Funeral Planning for the Living. Carol is co-chair of the Green Burial Committee, which has recently teamed up with Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust to locate suitable land on which to start Massachusetts’s first conservation cemetery that will be open to all.
Co-sponsored by Green Burial Committee of Funeral Consumers Alliances of Western and Eastern Massachusetts (FCAWEA)and by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust