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Home Funerals, Green Burials Pages

There is now a Meetup group for us under the topic of Home Funerals/Green Burials. If you join this group, you will be notified about informal meetings as well as workshops and other presentations.

What is a Home Funeral?

Home funerals invite family, friends, and community into an authentic and healing after-death care experience in a safe and familiar place, with care performed by loving hands. Families choosing home funerals express gratitude for the intimacy, connection, and sense of purpose that results from this organic and timeless practice.

Home funerals occur when a loved one is cared for at home after death, giving family time to gather and participate in:
• planning and carrying out after-death rituals or ceremonies such as vigils or home memorial services
• preparing the body for burial or cremation by bathing, dressing and laying out for visitation
• keeping the body cool with noninvasive techniques, such as ice
• filing the death certificate and obtaining transport and burial permits
• transporting the deceased to the place of burial or cremation
• facilitating the final disposition, such as digging the grave in natural burial
• hiring professionals for specific services

For up-to-date information about home funeral activities in the Central Texas area (workshops, and other events), visit

Here are some websites which may be of interest:

* http://homefuneralman... - through this site you can obtain a copy (either buy or free pdf download) of Undertaken With Love: a Home Funeral Guide for Congregations and Communities. This is an excellent manual, very clearly written, for groups wanting to care for their own members who have died.
* http://earthwoodcaske... - simple wood caskets now available in Austin, at a reasonable price.
* http://PassingThrough... - documentary style video about home funerals and how to provide after-death care for your loved ones.
* - up-to-date information and resources
* http://homefuneralall... listing of home funeral consultants and guides across the country, plus many resources for families
* http://greenburialcou... - green burial sites in the U.S.
* http://texashomefuner... - this website has specific information for Texas.

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About Home Funerals, Green Burials October 25, 2015 11:13 AM Donna B.

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