368 Main St, Norwich, VT
What are your preferences for how your body should be treated after death? What options are available that are in keeping with our beliefs? Come find out. Michael Whitman and Lee Webster will talk to us about funerals, burials, your legal rights, how to make good decisions, home funerals, green burials, simplicity options at any funeral home, family-directed after-death care, etc.
11am: Presentation and Q&A
noon: potluck lunch. Please bring something to share.
Michael Whitman has been a consumer advocate for 35 years and for 10 years a volunteer educator for the Funeral Consumers Alliance—a national nonprofit education organization. His long involvement with the funeral industry began when he made his first caskets for friends and
relatives in 1981. He learned about the planning process from arranging funerals for family members, which have ranged from traditional church funerals, to services at a funeral home, to simple family-directed funerals.
Lee Webster is the President of the National Home Funeral Alliance, Director of New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy, and Education Coordinator for the Green Burial Council Board of Directors. She is a writer, researcher, hospice volunteer, home funeral guide, conservationist, and frequent speaker on home funerals, green burial, and funeral reform on the local and national front. Her career and volunteer service spans years in public relations and development for nonprofits, conservation groups, health agencies, private secondary schools, colleges and universities. She is the author of several home funeral and green burial books, and has published articles and interviews that can be found in various media outlets, including The New Republic, The Boston Globe, NPR, vice, PhillyVoice, National Geographic, Natural Transitions, American Funeral Director, FuneralOne, Funeral Business Advisor, and many others.