News, Fall 2011

End-of-life Choices: Through History – Channel 2 Oct. 28, 8pm

 Twin Cities Public television is broadcasting part 2 of its 3-part documentary, End-of-Life Choices: Through History, Friday Oct. 28, 8-8:30pm.  Members of the Minnesota Threshold Network appear in this segment. It will be repeated several times, including:

Sat Oct 29, 2011 @ 2:00 am on tpt 2.1

Sat Oct 29, 2011 @ 2:00 am on tpt 2.2

Sat Oct 29, 2011 @ 8:00 am on tpt 2.2

Sun Oct 30, 2011 @ 8:00 pm on tpt 2.2

Mon Oct 31, 2011 @ 2:00 pm on tpt 2.2

For a film clip and other air dates, visit view part 1, which aired last month, scroll down to Honoring Choices at the End of Life, and look to the right for the box WATCH THIS SHOW NOW. It’s 27 minutes long.


Prairie Oaks Memorial EcoGarden Tour 

Minnesota Threshold Network members have another chance to tour Prairie Oaks Memorial EcoGarden, Minnesota’s first commercial green cemetery, Monday November 14 at 11:30 am. Wear sturdy shoes or boots to walk through this new nature preserve, which accepts no embalmed bodies, metal caskets, or vaults. Address is 8225 Argenta Trail, Inver Grove Heights.  For more information, visit

Griefwalker Film Showing at Next MTN Meeting Nov. 14

The next meeting will be at the home of Linda Bergh, 4215 Xerxes Av, Minneapolis 55410, Monday November 14 at 7pm. The film Griefwalker will be shown. This 70-minute documentary from the National Film Board of Canada features a Harvard-educated theologian and leader of a palliative care counseling team at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital who has made it his life’s mission to change the way we die. See a one-minute trailer at


Full Circle Project

News from Theresa Purcell: “This summer Trust for Natural Legacies became the Full Circle Project. While owning and operating a conservation cemetery is still a long-term goal we have decided to focus more time on education and advocacy in the community. Our new mission is to provide after-death education, advocate for natural burial, build connections in the death-care industry and be a local resource for after-death choices. We are currently developing a new website which will be at www.fullcircleproject.organd will begin work this winter on an after-death resources guide for the Twin Cities area.”


News from Willwerscheid Funeral Home and Cremation Service

News from Stephen Willwerscheid of Willwerscheid Funeral Home and Cremation Service:“We have created a new website regarding natural burial and home funerals. We have made an effort to recognize the importance of clergy, family members, and end-of-life transition guides role in natural burial and home funerals. We have a News section and would be honored to post any information about Minnesota Threshold Network. Additionally we are always looking for relevant articles to post. Please encourage members of the Minnesota Threshold Network to visit our web site,, and Facebook page. I believe through your organization and ours we have a wonderful opportunity to educate the public.”


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