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First Permaculture Cemetery?

 
                                  
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Anyone ever hear of Ramsey Creek cemetery?

From their literature:
"Unfortunately modern cemeteries all too often destroy natural landscapes and chew up valuable open space: creating fertilized and herbicided, environments with dense interments and plastic flowers. A tremendous amount of money goes into expensive “leak-proof” caskets, vaults and mausoleum crypts, and to “perpetual care”.

Their solution:
Burials and ashes scatterings occur in these parks, but the interments must be natural, “dust to dust” burials: ... no toxic embalming fluids, no vaults, and only biodegradable caskets.

http://www.memorialecosystems.com/

The cemetery is basically a forest "fertilized" by the bodies and ashes.  The only thing they don't do is grow plants designed to be edible, as far as I can tell, for cultural/religious reasons I gather.
 
Daniel Zimmermann
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They have different burial packages: The Bokashi, which guarantees that you'll be fully returned to the soil in 3 years; The Carp Diem, which uses water hyacinths, cattails, and koi to make you available to every step of the food chain, as part of a Japanese garden-like theme of harmony and balance; and for those on a budget The Forest Finish, which will leave your body in a primeval forest for the scavengers.

And for those who prefer a simple cremation, through 2010 they will even cover the carbon offsett credits for no extra fee!
 
Brenda Groth
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i've done some research on natural burial..some places you can use just a shroud..
 
Fred Morgan
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I plan on wandering off somewhere in our plantations and going back to nature myself.
 
Emerson White
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Antibubba wrote:
And for those who prefer a simple cremation, through 2010 they will even cover the carbon offsett credits for no extra fee!


Clearly granny had better hurry up and shuffle off her mortal coil before that deal runs out 
 
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