Tag Archives: community

NPS – Green Burial Presentation/Tour

Farley Center Director and Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) Coordinator Shedd Farley will give a presentation and answer your questions about green burial. A tour of the NPS will follow.

Please reserve a spot by e-mailing or calling the Farley Center at 608-845-8724.

Optional tour of the Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) by Director Shedd Farley following the presentation. The tour is contingent upon weather but for those who attend who would like a tour, we can schedule you in for a future NPS private tour date with Director Shedd Farley. There are stairs at the Center to the meeting space, if unable to do stairs, please let us know and a private meeting will be set up on another date to meet with Director Shedd Farley. Also, to let people know who are allergic to cats, there is a cat on the premises. Light refreshments will be served.

NPS – Green Burial Presentation and Tour

Farley Center Director and Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) Coordinator Shedd Farley will give a presentation and answer your questions about green burial. A tour of the NPS will follow.

Please reserve a spot by e-mailing or calling the Farley Center at 608-845-8724.

Optional tour of the Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) by Director Shedd Farley following the presentation. The tour is contingent upon weather but for those who attend who would like a tour, we can schedule you in for a future NPS private tour date with Director Shedd Farley. There are stairs at the Center to the meeting space, if unable to do stairs, please let us know and a private meeting will be set up on another date to meet with Director Shedd Farley. Also, to let people know who are allergic to cats, there is a cat on the premises. Light refreshments will be served.

NPS – Green Burial Presentation/Tour

Farley Center Director and Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) Coordinator Shedd Farley will give a presentation and answer your questions about green burial. A tour of the NPS will follow.

Please reserve a spot by e-mailing or calling the Farley Center at 608-845-8724.

Optional tour of the Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) by Director Shedd Farley following the presentation. The tour is contingent upon weather but for those who attend who would like a tour, we can schedule you in for a future NPS private tour date with Director Shedd Farley. There are stairs at the Center to the meeting space, if unable to do stairs, please let us know and a private meeting will be set up on another date to meet with Director Shedd Farley. Also, to let people know who are allergic to cats, there is a cat on the premises. Light refreshments will be served.

NPS-Cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying

Cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying
(rescheduled from Oct. 19, 2017)

Optional tour of the Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) by Director Shedd Farley following the presentation by Death Awareness Educator Karen Reppen. The tour is contingent upon weather but for those who attend who would like a tour, we can schedule you in for a future NPS private tour date with Director Shedd Farley. There are stairs at the Center to the meeting space, if unable to do stairs, please let us know and a private meeting will be set up on another date to meet with Director Shedd Farley. Also, to let people know who are allergic to cats, there is a cat on the premises. Cost: $10.00 per session but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Light refreshments will be served.

Please reserve a spot by e-mailing or calling the Farley Center at 608-845-8724.

This presentation offers participants a way to understand how the natural occurrence of death and dying is considered and dealt with in different cultures around the world and here in North America. We look at how different faiths approach end of life, and explore how death and dying has become taboo in our culture and offers alternative approaches from other times and places.

Possible topics for discussion:
• History of death culture in America
• Growth of the funeral industry—evolution of new approaches or return to the old…
• Increased global awareness and influx of influences from other cultures
• Death Education/Awareness movement
• Death awareness exercises
• Death in the popular culture
• Books, stuff, media, art, music, social media,
• How death is talked about
• Death Cafes, Conversation Project,
• Cultural Variations: Ethnicity and Faith
• Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Pagan
• African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Chinese American, Hmong, Latino/Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan Natives
• Other groups:
• Military/Veterans; Law enforcement, first responders; Those experiencing homelessness; Other marginalized populations; Gangs, other
• How culture affects the way care is provided, and how the body is dealt with after death
• Belief systems about causes of death
• Funerals, Rituals, etc., including accoutrements, accessories, food, attire, place, economics, etc.
• Disposition of the body (burial, cremation, etc.)
• Belief systems about the afterlife
• Grief and Mourning; memorializing the dead

Farley Center Volunteer Day

Please join the Spartan Youth Service (SYS) and other Farley Center volunteers. Meet at the Center at 1:30 p.m. We will be doing outdoor clean up work Please dress for outdoor weather and bring work gloves and water bottles. Snacks/drinks will be available for volunteers. If you have any questions or want to sign up, please e-mail programs@farleycenter.org.

Spartan Youth Service (SYS) is James Madison Memorial High School’s largest volunteering club. There are over 200 dedicated students in SYS and the club mission is to do service work around our community.
https://jmm.madison.k12.wi.us/

The Spartan Youth Service students have volunteered at the Farley Center on Oct. 12 and Nov. 11- so Nov. 22 is the third time they are volunteering a the Center!

SPARTEN YOUTH SERVICE CONTACTS

Megan Li and Beatrice Naujalyte, Co Vice Presidents

FARLEY CENTER ON SITE SUPERVISOR

Shedd Farley, Farley Center Director

Farley Center Volunteer Day

Please join 30 UW Law Students and other Farley Center volunteers for a day of summer clean up! Meet at the Center at 12:30 for to work on various areas of the Natural Path Sanctuary until 3:00. There will be a variety of outdoor tasks so dress for outdoor weather and bring work gloves and water bottles. Snacks/drinks will be available for volunteers. If you have any questions or want to sign up, please e-mail programs@farleycenter.org.
Thank you to United Way of Dane County to help set this up.

Farley Center On-site Supervisors for Aug. 31 Volunteer Day

Shedd Farley, Farley Center Director
Steve Ventura, Natural Path Sanctuary Chair
Jeannie Meier – Farley Center Board Member
Joel Wish – Farley Center Board Member
Seth Riley-Farm Manager

Normal is Over (film)

A film by Renée Scheltema
Tues. Aug. 8, 7:30
You need to reserve tickets at https://gathr.us/screening/20133 by July 30

Award-winning feature documentary about humanity’s wisest responses to climate change, species extinction, resource depletion and the widening gap between the rich and poor.
First film connecting the dots: A look at the financial and economical paradigm underlying our planetary problems, while offering various SOLUTIONS to reverse the path of global decline. Learn more about the film

Sponsors helping to bring this film to Madison:

Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability
350 Madison Climate Action Team
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice
Blue Jean Nation

Farley Center FOOD FEST

Join the farmers of the Farley Center for delicious food, farm tours, music, and more. All proceeds will support the Center’s farmer training program.

  • No admission fee, but food will be available for cash purchase: Tamales, egg rolls, salad bar, desserts and more!
  • Bring your favorite beverage and a picnic blanket or chairs
  • Live music, bonfire, kid friendly activities available
  • A chance to meet the farmers and learn more about the Farley Center

Please mark your calendars and come out to support our Farm Incubator Program!