A green burial differs from the traditional funeral in a cemetery or churchyard by the use of natural materials, using only natural bio-degradable fabrics for coffins and shrouds reduces pollution. Headstones are replaced by the planting of commemorative trees that will, in time, be part of one whole living memorial woodland.
The service can follow traditional lines with a Minister or Priest but you also have the option to say your goodbyes in a way that reflects the personality and character of a loved one’s life. This can be with a Humanist or Civil Celebrant taking the service, as all faiths and religions are received equally, or members of the family may wish to conduct their own personal farewell tribute.
A green burial is a natural way to celebrate a life, a way of giving back to nature and the environment a gift for our children, grandchildren and all future generations, the gift being a memorial woodland.
The celebration of a loved one’s life can take many forms, you may wish to include poetry or music or possibly the release of white doves, all can be accommodated with a green burial.
Peace and tranquillity with the knowledge that the memorial woodland will evolve and little by little become a haven for wildlife and people alike. The woodland will be safe and secure for perpetuity, with the knowledge that by the passing of a loved one, and the celebration of their life, new life is given.
The very nature of the burial ground and the way in which it will develop alleviates the need for maintenance and there would never be the risk of neglect as nature will look after itself.