A winter burial at Cedar Brook Burial Ground

Winter burial 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.

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Living Tree by Robert Morgan : The Poetry Foundation

Living Tree by Robert Morgan : The Poetry Foundation.

This lovely poem lead a couple to Cedar Brook Burial Ground.

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The History of the burial shroud

Forest shroud 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

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Earthrise – Green Goodbyes

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.

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Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine June 2013 Newsletter

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine (FCAM) is a non-profit, all volunteer, educational organization dedicated to helping members make informed decisions about after-death arrangements that are dignified, meaningful, and affordable.

The following was included in their June Newsletter

 

Peter McHugh’s Death

We are sorry to hear of the death of Peter F. McHugh of Limington, Maine. Peter founded the Cedar Brook Burial Ground, one of only two green cemeteries in Maine. He was a strong supporter of the Green Burial movement, Do-It-Yourself burials, and of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine. Peter spoke at our annual meeting on more than one occasion.

Peter set aside two acres of his 150-acre tree farm as a green burial cemetery, to preserve the natural beauty of the land in perpetuity. He was buried there on March 12th, next to the large stone marking the old Joshua Small family cemetery.
You can see what Peter created, and what his family carries on, at http://mainegreencemetery.com.

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‘Ecofunerals’ on the rise in the US

Environmentally conscious Americans are opting for ecofriendly “green” funerals.

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Entering Cedar Brook Burial Ground

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Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds.

For a tour of the grounds or a brochure, call Joyce Foley at 207.637.2085, email at CBBG@MaineGreenCemetery.com or request information by mail: Cedar Brook Burial Ground, 175 Boothby Rd, Limington, ME 04049-3019

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Natural Burial: Build an Eco-friendly Coffin and Plan a Green Funeral

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Have you considered natural burial options? From sustainably harvested bamboo to simple and inexpensive DIY coffins, there are eco-friendly options to consider when it comes to funeral planning.

By Tabitha Alterman
June 12, 2009

You don’t have to break the bank in order to plan a thoughtful funeral. You may want to consider building or commissioning a simple, handmade coffin.

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National Home Funeral Alliance

National Home Funeral Alliance is a nonprofit alliance of home funeral guides, educators, and advocates dedicated to educating the public to the intrinsic value of a home funeral, and to supporting those who promote the rights of families and communities to care for their own after death in eco-friendly, affordable, and family-directed ways. Go to their website for extensive resources and news, and find out about trainings and workshops across the country. The NHFA holds an annual conference that is open to the public. For more information, go to www.homefuneralalliance.org.

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New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy

New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy is a New Hampshire based resource, training and speakers bureau committed to supporting informed consumer choice through education and advocacy, and promoting green funeral and burial practices.

For more information, go to www.nhfuneral.org.

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