Home Funeral Workshop
The weekend after last month’s potluck in August, Gabriel participated in Center of End of Life Transitions‘ Home Funeral and Death Care Midwife Training with the intention that future roommates at 34 Blue Ridge Ave could choose this for themselves.
Home funerals can be a powerful way to grieve the death of a loved one. Having the body in the space in which the person had lived, surrounded by the earthly things that held meaning for them, and the love of the people left behind, can bring about opportunities to continue to care for one another.
As with natural and conservation burials, home funerals have the potential to de-institutionalize death care practices, and take it back into the hands of families and communities.