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Paul - great thinking, which reflects the years of work and experience already put together at the National Home Funeral Alliance (NHFA) . Hate to see you re-invent the wheel. Would be great to help what's already in place - especially #5! As for Green Burials, same thing there . There is a solid national organization you may want to dig into - have you approached anyone there to join your team? Here's what's available today at the NHFA:

1. Great idea. You might take a look at NHFA in the News to see some examples of press coverage about home funerals.

2. This exists. It includes directories to home funeral guides and others at It would be great if you find folks who are not on the directory get added.

3. On the National Home Funeral Alliance website, we have the following ways to outreach:

- Home Funeral and Green Burial Speakers' bureau
- Regional Home Funeral Networks
- Resources and presentations already written to reach out to your own community

4. The National Home Funeral Alliance holds a bi-annual conference where folks attend to learn everything home funeral. Plus,
-workshops and teachers around the country. You can find them here
- upcoming events here
- Monthly teleconferences to hear from those in the field
- Listen to past teleconferences here
- Monthly newsletter to highlight top home funeral news to our members (membership is free)
- A lively and engaged Facebook page with over 2,000 members

5. Would love help with this. We've had a dream of being on 60 Minutes! :) What media wants is to be able to attend a 'real' home funeral, as it is happening. This is harder than it sounds, as most folks want their privacy.

This is a fantastic story about home funerals. I am on the board of the National Home Funeral Alliance. Our website lists any and everything someone would need to know to have a home funeral for a loved one. Which, by the way, is legal in all states (with restrictions in 10). Thank you for sharing.