Joyce Foley, President of Cedar Brook Burial Ground has been invited to participate on the MPBN show, Maine Calling. The topic will be conversations about death and dying and the need to have “the conversation” with family.
Wed, November 4, 12pm – 1pm
Josh Slocum, Executive Director, Funeral Consumers Alliance (via ISDN from VPT)
Jim Fernald, Brookings Smith Funeral Home in Bangor (Bangor studio)
VIP Call-in: Joyce Foley/Cedar Brook Burial Ground (a Green Cemetery)
March 12, 2013 a group of family and friends gathered to pay their respects to a friend. The beautiful boughs a top the wooden casket were from the woods he loved and were crafted by a family member.
This information was shared by Kinkaraco, a supplier of shrouds.
THE HISTORY OF SHROUDS
Kinkaraco is a culturally and spiritually diverse company that cherishes the Death Rituals of Human Beings all over this Earth.Here is a brief collection of Burial practices and histories of peoples who incorporate BURIAL SHROUDS in their sacred practices as well as herbs and flowers.
For more information go to Kinkaraco – History of shrouds
Death is a messy business. In America alone, 1.6 million tonnes of cement and over 870,000 gallons of embalming fluid – commonly containing formaldehyde – are buried along with 2.5 million caskets every year. One solution is to use eco-friendly biodegradable coffins made out of cardboard or even banana leaves. Campaigners also hope to increase the number of natural burial sites, where plots blend in with the natural surroundings. There are currently fewer than 40 in the US.
AlJazeeraEnglish will not allow us to view the video they prepared after visiting CBBG. If it becomes available in the future we will reinsert the link.