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Guided tour of Larkspur Natural Cemetery
Guided tour of Larkspur Natural Cemetery

Sat, Apr 15


Larkspur Natural Cemetary

Guided tour of Larkspur Natural Cemetery

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Time & Location

Apr 15, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Larkspur Natural Cemetary, 155 Bear Carr Rd, Westmoreland, TN 37186, USA


About the event

This will be a hiking adventure over uneven ground and uphill at times.  Please make sure you wear comfortable, appropriate footwear.  You will need to use the restroom prior to arrival because there are no running water toliets on the nature preserve.  Bring a water bottle and insect repellant.  

Organizer:  Jacky Bradley

Please plan to meet at Elmington park at 8:30am on April 15th to carpool. Jacky is planning on driving and will probably need one or two additional volunteers - please let Jacky know if you are willing!

Conservation burial is natural burial that goes a step further to conserve land. The model calls for a cemetery’s adherence to a number of protocols to ensure that burials do not harm the surrounding ecosystems and facilitate ecological restoration. Most significantly, conservation burial requires that an established, independent conservation organization, most often a land trust, serve as a steward of the land and be willing to hold a conservation easement. This legally enforceable instrument, which runs with ownership of the property, guarantees the standards for conservation burial will be upheld in perpetuity and prevent any activity that would adversely affect the land. This is what will keep the preserve the natural and wild space forever.

Conservation Burial is more than just having an easement, though. It necessitates actively engaging with the land. By protecting fragile ecosystems and restoring areas that have been harmed, every burial physically and monetarily helps heal the land.

Our preserve at Taylor Hollow has a number of special ecosystems that Larkspur is working to protect and restore.

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