More about natural burials
The idea for natural burial grounds originated in England. The pioneering Natural Death Centre publishes The Natural Death Handbook, an excellent resource for those interested in setting up a natural burial ground.
Our friends at The Green Burial Council has developed standards and practices for green burial in North America.
Local memorial societies help members plan funerals that are simple, dignified and affordable. Use google to find one in your area.
Natural Burial Co-operative is a Canadian group seeking a more meaningful end of life transition. Their vision is to create natural burial cemeteries across Canada that will preserve nature and provide a dignified and environmentally safe way of being buried.
Natural burial sites
Ramsey Creek Preserve, near Westminster South Carolina, was the first natural burial ground in North America, established by Dr Billy Campbell.
Greensprings Natural Cemetery was dedicated in May 2006, and is set in one-hundred acres of rolling hilltop meadows in New York state's Finger Lakes region.
Fernwood is a beautiful 32-acre site adjacent to the Golden Gate national recreation area in California.
Galisteo Basin Preserve is a new venture near Santa Fe, New Mexico that is integrating the goals and purposes of environmental protection and community development.
New Zealandís Natural Burials is a not-for profit organization that opened a natural burial ground in Wellington, NZ in July 2008.