We hold a special place and reverence for the dead whose memory is honored in our Resurrection Garden. We celebrate their memory as we plant wildflower seeds in their name, aware that seeds remind us of the ongoing emergence of life from death.
You may request Memorial Cards to remember family and friends who have died by calling us at 908.362.6735.
The card quotes from Wendell Berry’s poem “Requiem”:
There is a kinship of the fields
that gives to the living
the breath of the dead.
The earth opened
in the spring, opens
in all springs. Nameless,
we reach through the ages
with the seed.
The card message is:
The Peace of Lights
The Peace of Consolations
Our annual Day of Remembrance is on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. We also have a special ceremony on November 2, the Day of the Dead. Anyone is invited to join us as we read the names of the dead while planting the seeds, and then burn the pages of names and spread the ashes.
For more information, please call the Farm at 908.362.6735.