Family Burial Plot: A Personal Account By Donald J. Teaching a class on “Dying and Death” at Smith College led me to think through my own end of life wishes, including what I want done to dispose of my body.
Beth’s final gift to the Earth, and to me
Beth’s Final Gift to the Earth, and to Me By Bryan L. When my parents died, seven months apart, they were fortunate to be at home and I was lucky to be with them at the time of their passing.
An Earth Goddess Goes Back to the Earth
An Earth Goddess Goes Back to the Earth By Joe Laur We buried Rosalind today in the forest above her home. Two dozen of us trudged up a hillside on a humid afternoon, carrying a plain pine box. Inside, wrapped
Why I Build Green Caskets
Why I Build Green Caskets Customs around death have always varied widely based on people’s religion and culture. In today’s world as we are witness to the impact of the human population on our planet’s environment and climate—polluting the air, water, land
Care at Home after Death
Care at Home after Death By Joan P. Dennis and I had been interested in green burial since 2009 when an NPR program featured Mark Harris. I immediately read Harris’s book Grave Matters. We valued the concept of reduce, reuse,
And the Moral of the Story Is… PLAN AHEAD!
And the Moral of the Story Is… PLAN AHEAD! by Ed R. My wife’s sister died young of a rare disease back in I think it was 1994. She was 42. The family was do-it-your-selfers. My brother-in-law decided to build
Why I Want a Green Burial
Why I Want a Green Burial by Eva Moseley My mother died in San Francisco in 1971. My brother and I had no idea what to do next; Mother never let us go to funerals or visit sick friends in