Be a Tree:
The 2017 Arkansas
Green Burial Conference

Schedule of Events:

October 1 – November 1
Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal

Fine Arts Exhibit: Be a Tree
Best in Show/Artist of NWA

October 27, Friday
Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal Artists’

6:00 Reception/Conference Opens
Live Music, Beverages & Hors d’oeuvres
Resource Table: Nightbird Books

October 28, Saturday
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

10:00 Hands-On Home Funeral Training
Jim Bates & Jodi Nimmo,
National Home Funeral Alliance

12:00 Death Café/Brown Bag Lunch

1:00 Coffin Building Workshop

2:00 Green Burial Info/Demo

October 28, Saturday                                                                                                Stage Eighteen, 18 East Center Street

7:00 Death Fest Performance Night
Hosted by Ryan Pickop
Featuring Nature & Madness

October 29, Sunday
Evergreen Cemetery Tour, 12 No. University

10:00   “The Illustrious and the Eccentric”
Historians: Abby Burnett & J B Hogan

Fayetteville Senior Center, 945 So. College
12:00 Death Café/Potluck of Comfort Foods

1:30 Report to the Community, NSBA Update
AR Land Search for Green Cemetery

2:00 Keynote: Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee
Buddhist Perspective on Death & Dying

October 30, Monday
Henry Board Room, Fayetteville Public Library

6:00 Write Your Own Obituary: How to Get in the
Last Word as You Get Your Affairs in Order

October 31, Tuesday
Walker Room, Fayetteville Public Library

6:00 “Cemeteries Die Too: How Nature
Lays Claim to the Dead”, Abby Burnett

November 1, Wednesday
Walker Room, Fayetteville Public Library

6:00 “In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye”
Documenting a family’s experience
conducting a Home Funeral