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DEATH ACROSS CULTURES – Death and Cupcakes – Winter 2017

January 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$10 – $20


A Discussion Gathering, with coffee, tea and cake (if you’re feeling inspired, bring a potluck sweet to share)
Sunday,  January 15, 2017
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sparkroot Farm,  4435 Moncure-Pittsboro Rd, Moncure, NC, 27559

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” 

Mary Oliver, Thirst

Join us in keeping this much needed conversation about death alive.  From Advanced Directives to honoring our ancestors.  From home funerals and green burials to artistic expressions of grief.  Let’s gather as a community and delve deeper into the topic of death and all of its facets.

This gathering’s topic is “DEATH ACROSS CULTURES.” We will gather to listen to the village rites of four different cultural groups very different from the dominant Western culture. Each guest speaker will present for approximately ten minutes, followed by a group discussion.

We are still seeking speakers, please contact us  if you would like to present on Village Death, Dying and the Funeral Rites of your Cultural group.

This event is open to anyone.  This is a vulnerable topic – so feel free to express your feelings.  Bring your poetry.  Bring your wisdom.  Bring your knowledge.  Bring your tears.  But most of all – bring an open mind.

And yes.  Cupcakes will be served.


Have questions?  Feel free to reach out to us at wow@theabundancefoundation.org


About our hosts: 

alisapicAlisa Esposito works for Abundance NC as “Creative Force.” She runs Sparkroot Farm with her 3 children, dogs, parrot, chickens, goats, pigs & donkey. She considers working for Abundance NC & Sparkroot Farm the Work for which she is Meant. From 1999, she lived “on the literal edge of nowhere” in the swamps of eastern NC, while her husband, Chris Lucash, worked on endangered red wolf restoration. She moved to Moncure/Pittsboro in July 2015 with Chris as he suffered serious decline from ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Chris died at home surrounded by the love of family and an amazing, supportive community. She is now administering a Green/Conservation Burial Ground at her farm. She is overjoyed to be sharing the vision and the work of growing Abundance, through her work with the organization as well as at Sparkroot, and can’t believe she has, at long last, found Home.



January 15, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$10 – $20
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“…We have barely disembarked into life…we’ve only just now been born, let’s not fill our mouths with so many uncertain names, with so many sad labels, with so many pompous letters, with so much yours and mine, with so much signing of papers. I intend to confuse things, to unite them, make them new-born intermingle them, undress them, until the light of the world has the unity of the ocean, a generous wholeness, a fragrance alive and crackling.”
― Pablo Neruda