Green burial: What you need to know
Across the country, people are developing new kinds of cemeteries that honor both the loved one and the environment.
The Threshold Care Circle is hosting a panel discussion, and question and answer session on March 17, 2012, from 1-3:30 p.m. at 500 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 202, in Viroqua, WI (the Landmark Center.)
Come and explore what green burial is, the legal and practical considerations, and the different kinds of cemeteries being created to accommodate green burial. Panelists participating in the afternoon are:
John Sime, owner of Sime Funeral Home in Readstown, who will give the history of burial and embalming, and how we got to where we are today.
Sister Sharon Berger, of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Admiration, tells of the process that her organization went through to have a natural, green, and private cemetery on their land in St. Joseph Ridge.
Selena Fox, environmental activist and director of Circle Cemetery, will talk about combining natural burial with Nature preservation in Greening the end of life. Circle Cemetery, founded in 1995, is part of the 200 acre Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve near Barneveld, Wisconsin and is one of first national Green cemeteries in the USA.
Kevin W. Corrado, is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed cemetery salesperson. In 2011, Kevin retired from University of Wisconsin Hospital, where he had been a medical social worker for over twenty-four years. In September of 2011, Kevin and his wife, Susan, sold their home in Madison and moved to the Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability. As resident staff, Kevin is responsible for the 25 acre nature preserve, which is also the home of Natural Path Sanctuary, located at the Farley Center in Verona, WI.
Admission by free will donations to benefit the Threshold Care Circle. The Threshold Care Circle, is a non-profit cooperative in Viroqua that educates people about choices in after-death care. You can also follow TCC on Facebook.