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Conservation Burial Grounds in the Piedmont: A Conversation with Bluestem Founders

February 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Come learn about Bluestem, a beautiful piece of land north of Hillsborough, NC, that is being developed as a nature preserve and a burial ground. Let co-founders Heidi Hannapel and Jeff Masten tell you more about the process of developing Blustem, the first conservation burial ground in the Piedmont.

Why conservation burial, and why Bluestem in particular? Cemeteries are places for people to be permanently memorialized and places at which family and loved ones may gather for reflection. Conservation burial grounds serve as places where individual and community commitment to conservation and perpetuity come together.  Bluestem will be a conservation cemetery designed as a nature preserve and place of reverence, with a trail network, quiet areas for reflection, open space for contemplation, and designated areas within its restored landscape for natural burial.

Join us to learn more about this exciting community endeavor. If you’d like to learn more in advance of our conversation with Heidi and Jeff, please visit the Bluestem website.

Leaders: Jeff Masten and Heidi Hannapel are conservation professionals who formed Landmatters to boost awareness of the importance of preserving land and recognizing the bond between humans and nature. Since 2015, the organization has been developing a vision for a conservation cemetery. Learn more about Heidi and Jeff here.

Cost: $5.00. Proceeds will go to support Bluestem.

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February 24, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm