Dying to Bloom was honored to be a 2018 FCA Sponsor. Proprietor, Kerry Potter, attended her first FCA Conference in Minneapolis in 2014 She was already a huge advocate of natural burial and has given many presentations in her community. “Being at the conference played an integral role in my decision to pursue my dream of opening my Natural Burial Boutique, Dying to Bloom,” Kerry said. Dying to Bloom is the first-of-its-kind retail store located along the Hudson River in Nyack, NY. Kerry opened the shop to contribute to the movement that is instigating change in the funeral industry’s current burial practices. She also founded the “Green Cemetery Fund” through the Rockland Community Foundation (http://www.rocklandgives.org/TypesofFunds.html) to help bring a land conservation green cemetery to the Rockland County/NY Metro area.
“As a retailer in this industry, I feel a responsibility to educate people on their consumer rights and that is why I chose to be a member of the FCA. When speaking to community groups or an individual customer in my store I want to make sure they are aware of all their options as well as the FTC- Funeral Rule. The Funeral Consumers Alliance is an important resource in keeping me informed on whats happening in the industry and how we can make the whole funeral/burial experience a better one,” —Kerry Potter
Dying to Bloom (www.dyingtobloom.com) offers biodegradable burial products for people and pets. Shop online or in store! Products include unique biodegradable caskets, shrouds, urns, cremation jewelry and sympathy gifts. They are also the first U.S. retailer of the Sweet Goodbye Pet Burial/Cremation Kits.
In support of the important efforts of the FCA, Dying to Bloom will donate the proceeds from the “Circle of Friends” Tear Bottle to FCA https://www.dyingtobloom.com/product/circle-of-love-tear-bottle/