FCAGR Annual Conference
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10 am to 12 noon
Online via Zoom – For a link, see our newsletter or email us via the Contact page
Open to the public; all are welcome.
Talk: Going Natural: Highlights of Green Burial
Death educator Mary Ellen Markant will present an informative photo slide show about natural or green burial—an earth-friendly alternative to conventional burial that is becoming increasingly popular in the Rochester area. The slide show will explore the natural beauty of the cemeteries, the different classifications and requirements, characteristic grave sites, types of caskets and shrouds, personalized touches, family involvement, and more. In recent years, new natural cemeteries have been sprouting up around the country like wildflowers. This is your chance to find out what the growing excitement is all about!
Speaker: Mary Ellen Markant
Mary Ellen is an educator, author, and founder of Rochester's popular Death Cafe, a forum for group discussions about death and mortality. Over the last 10 years, Mary Ellen has taught numerous courses on a wide range of death-related topics.