Green Burial & Conservation Cemeteries Presentation

Damariscotta | Sat, Apr 11 | All Ages


Time: Sat, Apr 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Damariscotta


This event has been postponed.

An informational presentation on green burial and prospects for new conservation cemeteries in the midcoast area. Speakers will include:

Alison Rector serves on the board of  the Funeral Consumers Alliance,  a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral. Rector is also a past President of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine, the state affiliate of the national organization. Rector describes herself as a “green burial enthusiast”. She’s lived in Maine since 1990.

Chuck Lakin, a retired librarian, a woodworker and home funeral educator who actively assists anyone who wants to create a green cemetery will speak on “Green Coffins and How To Make Them”.

Joyce Foley, President of Cedar Brook Burial Grounds in Limington, ME.  Cedar Brook is a 3.5 acre green cemetery on a 150-acre tree farm; it was the first green cemetery in New England.

Chris Marshall & Susan Bakaley Marshall. Chris helps lead HeartSong, a group offering sings of comfort for the terminally ill, their families and caregivers in the Belfast area, and is professor emeritus of anthropology at Unity College. Susan is an art therapist/healer and worked for twelve years with a hospice program in central Maine. They are active members of Midcoast Conservancy and its local council at the headwaters of the Sheepscot River.

Dustin Hancock, owner of Strong Hancock Funeral Home in Damariscotta, ME.

Thanks to our sponsor, Strong-Hancock.


Read more about green burials here.