Natural Burials Symposium

Thu, February 08, 2018 9:30AM to 3:00PM (Eastern)
Plymouth, MA
Chiltonville Congregational Church
Invitation to a funeral—a funeral within a forest:

We are burying the 20th century conventions of death and dying in Massachusetts and at the same time uncovering or rediscovering the timeless concepts of death with dignity, a natural part of life.

Explore with us the value of a home funeral and how a purposeful ceremony can result in a healing and enriching experience for family and loved ones. Come realize what a forest resting place might offer….

Our goal of establishing natural cemeteries in this region and beyond can help preserve our precious lands for future generations as well as make available a meaningful and caring end of life experience.

Join us at the Chiltonville Congregational Church, 6 River Street, Plymouth, MA.  for a day-long conversation about how to make natural burials a reality.



This symposium will cover a range of topics:

  • Dying at home and natural deathcare
  • History of burial practices
  • Massachusetts laws regarding burials
  • The science of soils and decompostion
  • Different facets of burial options
  • Conservation potential



Register by Febuary 1, 2018 if you would like the catered Lunch. Please note (vegetarian or not).

Registering above allows Paypal or credit card payment by Feb. 7 for the Symposium,

or if you send a check with your name, affiliation and lunch choice by February 1, 2018 to:

SEMPBA
204 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, Mass. 02360


We would appreciate your help in sponsoring this event. Note ‘Natural Burials’ with your contribution and your entire donation will go towards sponsoring this symposium.

Your name or the name of your organization will be displayed on all promotional materials by request. SEMPBA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible.