What is Natural Burial?
A natural burial is the act of returning a body as naturally as possible to the earth. Buried in a simple biodegradable casket or shroud, in a protected green space, the body contributes to the earth’s renewal. Markers and headstones over the grave are replaced by native flowers, grasses or trees, creating a vibrant ecosystem that restores and protects nature. A communal memorial carved into wood or stone commemorates each of the deceased.
Natural burials offer a simple connection between life and death, and an alternative to today’s less eco-friendly options. This form of burial is referred to as ‘traditional’ burial, because it’s the way we historically cared for our dead.
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