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.
Below are answers to lots of frequently asked questions about natural burial: