As we move through winter months full of traditions which we thought it might be nice to share a forgotten tradition relating to our beloved honey bees. While honey bees are often associated with life, helping to pollinate flowers and plants and bring honey to the world, they also have a very special connection to death with the tradition of ‘Telling the Bees’.
Carbon is everywhere, it’s in the air we breathe, in the food we eat, in the fuel we use in the products we buy and, yes, we’re made up of carbon too. Life is based upon the element carbon. The problem is that we have extracted a whole lot of carbon from the ground, in terms of coal, oil and gas, and by using the energy stored up in the carbon compounds they contain, we have released enormous amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, unbalancing the equilibrium that previously existed.
We know sometimes choosing a memorial tree, whether it's for a natural burial ground or at your own home can be difficult. There are so many beautiful trees to choose from. If you are not sure what tree to choose for your tree planting the Celtic Tree Calendar may help bring some inspiration, especially if there is a special date you wish to remember.
This is our 6 step guide for those who are thinking of planting a memorial tree. We offer memorial tree planting at some of our natural burial grounds and will give you all the advice and support you need when planting a tree with us, but we know some families would also like to do this at home. We thought it might be nice to share some of the tips we have learnt from planting our own trees at our natural burial grounds in a handy guide. You may find other ways that we haven't suggested but this is just a helpful guide with the top tips we have learnt over the years.
Stories and thoughts from the Leedam camp.
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