If death is thought of as a natural part of the life cycle, why not burial as well? That's the approach being taken by a Marin County cemetery.
The view from the hilltop at Fernwood Cemetery, with the historic gravesite area in the foreground. The newer, natural burial area is downslope and to the left. While the details of natural burial are certainly non-tradition, manager Kathy Curry says the funeral or memorial services accompanying those burials can be whatever the deceased of their family want them to be.
For those who are comfortable with the concept of natural burial, Fernwood Cemetery manager Kathy Curry adds that it can be significantly less expensive, too.
You can read a short history of Fernwood Cemetery here, and locate it on the map below.