The Minnesota Threshold Network was formed in 2008 as an informal place to talk, share, and educate ourselves and others about the environmental, emotional and economic benefits of a more natural, less commercial approach to death, including conscious dying, home vigils, family-directed funerals, and natural burials
In 2010, the Minnesota Threshold Network initiated legislation that gives Minnesotans more choices to care for our own deceased. The legislation, co-authored by Representative Carolyn Laine and Senator Sandy Pappas, allows a public viewing of an unembalmed body on private property and other choices. The law went into effect August 1, 2010.
Small meetings are held monthly except during summer. Larger public forums happen annually in June. Trainings, classes, and film screenings are held periodically. Threshold volunteers educated and support families who choose to care for their loved ones after death. Threshold speakers give presentations on family-directed after-death care and green burials at chrches, hospices, community groups, libraries, universities, and professional conferences.
Meetings are free and open to all.
While MTN works to build good relationships with local businesses whose interests align with ours, we don’t endorse specific commercial enterprises.
For more information or to receive occasional news and meeting dates, email firstname.lastname@example.org.