ELDERHOOD with Stephen Jenkinson at Sparkroot Farm

A SPARKROOT FARM EVENT • Nov 3: 7-9:30 pm & Nov 4, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm:

Imagine a future that replaces retirement with esteemed elderhood, where young people receive real recognition of their worth and purpose in life and a living example of enduring discernment and courage for the hard and often empty times that are upon us all. Grandparents who are grand not only for their children’s children, but for all the young ones, whose grandness comes from having wrangled wisdom from experience, from becoming more elder, less senior citizen. Come contemplate something of the skills of grace in a graceless time, of mentorship and true teaching, of fierce and exemplary grief and compassion.

Death & Cupcakes – Living Wills – Spring 2017

A Quarterly Storytelling Event
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 1 – 3:30 PM:

This gathering’s topic is Advanced Directives and Living Wills. We will imagine, question and discuss with a Home Funeral Guide, Jenny Bingham, and a Notary will be available for finalizing dying time plans…….

Death Faire

A Celebration of Life
with Art, Live Music, Dance and Much More•
Nov 5, 12 PM – Midnight:

Join us for a rich day of celebration and remembrance on November 5th from noon to midnight. A day to experience and a day to get in touch with our souls. Open Poetry and Story Telling, Kid’s Activities, Dia De Los Muertos Altar, Fire Show, New Orleans Style Funeral Procession, Face Painting, Costume Contest, Design Your Own Coffin, Dancing, “Ded” Talks…

Music as Medicine

A common feature of many indigenous cultures from across the globe is the practice of music as a healing modality and means to commune with unseen realms. Songs are considered a […]

Griefwalker Film Screening, Q&A with Stephen Jenkinson

A Film Screening & Discussion
with Stephen Jenkinson •
Friday, Dec 11, 7 PM – 9:30 PM:

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITING LIST Griefwalker weaves an illuminating picture of a remarkable man and leaves us with a deeper understanding of how our deaths could be held as a ‘prized possession;’ as the foundation of our love of life and the means by which we create true community, culture and meaning…