A 501c3 Nonprofit Organization

Events

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

10/14/2017 9AM-3:30PM West End United Methodist Church, Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light – A Sacred Calling: Faith Communities Caring For Our Earth REGISTER HERE

11/18/2017 Christ Presbyterian Church – End-of-Life Forum 

PAST EVENTS:

10/14/2017 Alive Hospice, social worker discussion on death and dying

6/11/2017 Sunday Assembly at Scarritt-Bennett Center

3/31/2017 Impact Coffee/Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance, Entrepreneur Center 8:30AM

3/28/2017 Hiking Taylor Hollow with the Sumner County Wildflower Society (Invitation Only)

3/27/2107 Keep My Memory Green – Exploring Environmental Approaches to End-Of-Life, Gallatin, TN (Invitation Only)

3/23/1017 Vanderbilt University, Death and Dying in America (Private)

3/9/2017 Sierra Club of Middle Tennessee Presentation at Radnor Lake 7PM

11/6/2016  Larkspur Conservation at Taylor Hollow Tour 3PM

10/25/2016 Larkspur Open House, Hosted by Don Welch and Celeste Reed at the home of Doug Knight

10/25/2016 Sumner County Wildflower Society Presentation 11AM, Bethpage, TN

10/17/16 Larkspur Open House, Hosted by Tara Armistead and Becca Stevens in the Home of Bert and Brooks Matthews 

10/9/2016 Larkspur Conservation at Taylor Hollow Tour 

9/30/2016 Larkspur Conservation at Taylor Hollow Tour 

9/20/2016 Larkspur Open House, Hosted by John and Mary Stone 

9/18/2016 St. Augustine’s Chapel Adult Ed Class.  11AM 

6/8/2016 Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University – Full Group Presentation

5/18/2016 Mid Cumberland Council for Healthcare Social Workers Presentation 11:30-1PM

4/15/2016 Hike to Larkspur Hill at Percy Warner Park 10:00AM-11:30AM

4/14/16 Spring Wildflower Walk at Taylor Hollow State Natural Area, lead by Roger McCoy 1:00PM-3:00PM   

4/13/2016 Highpoint Hopsice Sumner Regional Medical Center Presentation 8:30AM

4/12/16 Spring Wildflower Walk at Taylor Hollow State Natural Area, lead by Andrea Bishop 9:30AM-11:30AM   

4/4/16 Wildflower Walk at Radnor Lake State Natural Area, lead by Ranger Dustin Crowell 9:00AM-10:30AM   

3/24/2016 Vanderbilt University, Death and Dying in America (Private)

2/17/2016 Senior Services Network North Chapter Presentation 8:50 AM

2/4/2016 River Talk, Cumberland River Compact, The Impacts of Natural Burial on the Cumberland River Watershed 

12/4/2015 Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Grand Rounds Interdisciplinary Group Meeting (Private)

11/10/2015  West End Church of Christ SSN Presentation 8:30AM

11/8/2015  Keep My Memory Green – Exploring Environmental Approaches to End-Of-Life – The Estuary 2-4PM

11/3/2015  Living Life Well – “It’s All In What You Know” sponsored by HighPoint Hospice, hosted by Sumner Regional Medical Center 5-7:30PM

11/1/2015  Conscious Dying Institute – “What Is Natural Burial?”  2-3:30PM

10/27/2015  Living Life Well – “It’s All In What You Know” sponsored by HighPoint Hospice, hosted by Sumner Regional Medical Center 5-7:30PM

10/7/2015  Alive Hospice Social Worker/Caregiver presentation and discussion of natural burial and sustainable end-of-life practices. (Private)

9/3/2014 – Alive Hospice Social Worker/Caregiver presentation and discussion of new end-of-life options for patients and their families in Middle Tennessee.

8/20/2014 – Alive Hospice Chaplain presentation and discussion of new options for patients and their families.

8/22/2013 – A Revival for Traditional Burial Practices – Open House

Larkspur Conservation was chartered in the state of Tennessee as a 501(c)3 organization in the spring of 2013. Larkspur’s first public meeting, a Revival for Traditional Burial Practices, was held on August 22, 2013, with about 75 people attending.

The hosts for that revival were:

Brooks and Bert Mathews Tara & Ben Armistead
Kim & Bert Bailey Caroline & David Bartholomew
Cathy Brown Luke Froeb
Gina Hancock & Donna George Marie & George Masterson
Scott & Lisa Owings Celeste Reed & Don Welch
Lissa Smith & Edwin Williamson Becca Stevens & Marcus Hummon
Melissa Wert

The community supporting Larkspur Conservation is growing almost daily. Four attorneys have volunteered their services for handling our legal affairs. Representatives from six conservation organizations have met with us. Three providers of funeral and burial services are on board. We’ve received help and encouragement from conservation cemeteries in South Carolina, Florida, and Ohio, as well as from the Green Burial Council. Dozens of people have volunteered to work in the following groups: Land Acquisition, Burial Guild, Legal Matters, Financial Affairs, Fundraising, Landscape Master Planning and Site Design, Communications, and Educational Outreach. Involved participants include ministers, doctors, nurses, naturalists, landscapers, contractors, artists, hospice caregivers, financial planners, teachers, writers, and realtors.