An annual festival exploring society’s evolving arts, laws, and philosophies of Death through workshops, speakers, performances, and conversation.
The Natural State Burial Association hosts Death Fest as an educational forum designed to inspire, entertain, and engage the public with the green burial/ home funeral/ death positive movement.
Schedule this program in your community by contacting NSBA.
Noon to 1:30 pm each day or
7:00 to 8:30 pm each evening
(a Repeat of the mid-day session)
Monday, October 29 through Thursday, November 1
$9 per session $27 for all 4 sessions
Seating is limited
Tickets available http://www.thefourofwands.com/ Events tab
Monday, October 29
Green Cemeteries/Woodland Burial
What is the green burial movement? Where is it happening and how close are we to having this option in NWA? Can I really ‘Be a Tree’?
Tuesday, October 30
Home Funerals: How to Prepare/Who can Help
What is legal regarding a home funeral? What is a death doula/midwife? What are the Positives/the Challenges of tending a loved one after death?
Wednesday, October 31
Papers to Prepare/Plan your Green Burial
Receive a comprehensive packet of necessary documents, instructions for getting things legal, and a take-home planning workbook to personalize.
Thursday, November 1
Reclaiming the Sacrament of Death
We will discuss the concept of Death as Sacrament, a ritual that involves active participation while embracing grief & celebrating life.