Category Archives: Funeral planning

Thinking out of the casket: Film on green burials to be screened on St. Patrick’s Day

By Joann Mackenzie Staff Writer, Gloucester Daily Times Mar 16, 2016 Local interest in green burials centers on the creation of a dedicated land preserve that would provide an option to traditional cemeteries. There will be a discussion on the … Continue reading

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A Winter Burial at Cedar Brook Burial Ground

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. On FaceBook

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Earthrise – Green Goodbyes

Published on Jul 24, 2013 by AlJazeeraEnglish 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 … Continue reading

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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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Home Funerals Grow As Americans Skip The Mortician For Do-It-Yourself After-Death Care

A little over five years ago, Alison and Doug Kirk held their 9-year-old daughter’s hand as she lay on a futon in their Nashville living room, told her they loved her, and watched her take her last breath. The Kirks … Continue reading

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Options for Green Burials on the Rise

Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest, N.C. From Newsweek Cedar Brook Burial Ground offers burials within a tree farm. A stone may be selected from within the cemetery to use as a marker. Plants that occur natural in the … Continue reading

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When you want a Do-It-Yourself answer to funeral planning

CROSSINGS is a home funeral and green burial resource center fostering the integration of dying and after-death care back to the family. There are affordable and environmentally responsible alternatives to conventional funeral and burial care. Educational, inspirational and practical tools … Continue reading

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Planning a celebratory funeral

From time to time we are asked for information on planning a funeral. Here is a new book presenting a humorous approach to celebrating the life of a loved one or to be used to plan your own funeral. This … Continue reading

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Winter burials are available

We have had several questions about winter burials Since there was very little frozen ground in the woods we were able to open and close the grave sites in winter. If this is not possible, most funeral homes have a … Continue reading

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CBBG on your mobile phone

The Cedar Brook Burial Ground Blog is now available for your mobile phone.

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