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LAND PURCHASE COMPLETE!

LAND PURCHASE COMPLETE!

For Immediate Release:  Larkspur finalized the purchase of land in Sumner County, paving the way for it’s first burials that can be expected as early as spring of 2018. On Monday April 17th, the Sumner County Commission voted in favor of Larkspur Conservation at Taylor Hollow, Tennessee’s first conservation burial ground. The preserve will be located adjacent to Taylor Hollow State Natural Area (owned by The Nature Conservancy.) There are 100+ natural burial grounds in the U.S., over 200 in the U.K. and even more around the world. Larkspur Conservation’s commitment to conserve land through a revival of traditional burial practices will create a mindful option in Tennessee. Conservation burial occurs when natural burial, combined with a conservation easement, protects land forever.  This particular burial method will prohibit the use of concrete, plastic, metal, exotic woods and formaldehyde from being placed into the soil.  The ecosystem where burial takes place will be protected and more »

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Larkspur in The Tennes-Sierran

Larkspur in The Tennes-Sierran

Tennessee’s Conservation Option for Natural Burials Written by John Stone for the Tennes-Sierran  Larkspur Conservation, Inc. is a Tennessee nonprofit corporation with a mission of conserving land throughout Middle Tennessee through a revival of traditional burial practices. Larkspur anticipates establishing its first conservation burial ground on 155 acres of land located along the Highland Rim in Sumner County, Tennessee, adjacent to The Nature Conservancy’s Taylor Hollow State Natural Area. This property is one of a kind, with a mixed mesophytic forest which is home to numerous plant species, some endangered. The living memorial Larkspur Conservation is creating on this land will preserve this unique ecosystem and honor life. In addition to the preservation and restoration of the habitats acquired by conservation burial sites they also reduce burial activities that damage our natural home. Natural burial, which has been practiced throughout human history, is the practice of burying deceased remains directly more »

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Larkspur in the News! The Tennessean & USA TODAY

Larkspur in the News! The Tennessean & USA TODAY Read the story on The Tennessean How natural burial can conserve land in Middle Tennessee Written by Holly Meyer for The Tennessean Leaves crunched under John Christian Phifer’s boots one evening in early October as he hiked on 155 acres of largely untouched land, pointing out natural markers and speaking in earnest about what its future could hold. It’s where Phifer plans to be buried, cradled by Mother Nature alongside the dogwood trees, ironweed and larkspurs. “I want my body to be able to go toward creating something special that will live on long past me,” he said. “I want to use my body as a tool to save land.” If all falls into place, the Sumner County property bordering Taylor Hollow State Natural Area will become Tennessee’s first conservation cemetery, and the final resting place for anyone who wants a natural burial void more »

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Bury Me Beneath The Willow

Bury Me Beneath The Willow
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No Longer Living. Forever Giving.

No Longer Living. Forever Giving.
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And To My Beloved Tennessee, I Leave…

And To My Beloved Tennessee, I Leave…
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