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The nation's first Natural Organic Reduction (commonly talked about as human composting).

 
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History was made last week at Herland Forest in Wahkiacus, Washington. The nation's first Natural Organic Reduction (commonly talked about as human composting) took place in the early morning. The forest was silent as we laid the loved one into a wooden cradle lined with delicious smelling wood chips from the very forest of the peaceful ceremony. After more earth was added and the lid was placed, we were able to gently rock the one ton cradle by hand, a true hand-craft method of disposition. The internal temperature will be monitored over time for more gentle rocking. Solar energy will aid this natural process and in time this design will allow the decedent's compost to aid tree growth in Herland Forest or on family property.

The First Natural Organic Reduction

 
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Thank you for sharing this lovely post here on permies.
 
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My absolute pleasure! I am so filled with passion that I share Herland Forest far and wide.
 
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