Natural burial grounds offer a way of caring for our dead which is kinder to the earth. In a biodegradable casket or shroud, without embalming or a vault, we are buried in a protected green space where we contribute to the earth’s renewal. Individual grave markers are replaced by a communal marker, or modest flat rocks. The land is restored to its natural ecosystem, with meadows, woodland and un-manicured nature. Natural burial grounds are sanctuaries for both the living and the dead, and the people who run them are fuelled by passion for both the planet and the families they serve. It is an end of life option that you may value if you’d like to avoid the environmental damage done by cremation or conventional burial.
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