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Open house
Open house

Sat, Apr 22



Open house

Curious about an earth-friendly approach to end-of-life decisions? Join us on April 22nd to learn more about natural death care at Panorama.

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Time & Location

Apr 22, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Earlysville, 3550 Reas Ford Ln, Earlysville, VA 22936, USA

About the event

Note: Though we'll have a large tent to keep folks dry on Saturday, we suggest you schedule your visit before 1PM to avoid the rain predicted in the afternoon. 

The green burial movement is gaining traction in the United States as a sustainable, meaningful, and restorative option. Statistics abound describing the environmental impact of what we consider “traditional” burial, as well as other disposition methods in the United States. Green burial offers a sustainable alternative to such practices, urging people to take a hard look at what they are truly leaving behind, and empowering individuals in their end-of-life decision-making. Green burial prompts discussion around returning to the earth and how this is truly the most environmentally-friendly final disposition.

This launch event and open house will introduce Charlottesville to Panorama Natural Burial, a new business of Panorama Farms that provides an open and inclusive space to learn about green burial and make informed end-of-life decisions. In addition to being a final resting place for loved ones, Panorama Natural Burial plans to host a variety of small-scale community events. Our hope is to be a space for people to learn, gather, reflect, and connect in the Charlottesville area as we redefine and return death care to its ancient roots.

We’ll begin the day with a brief dedication ceremony (11 AM) followed by remarks about Panorama Natural Burial’s benefits to the county and the increasing awareness around end-of-life choices (12 PM). Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and blanket and enjoy the beautiful fields and forest, visit information stations, and take part in thought-provoking activities designed to encourage open conversation about death.

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