Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve
An ecologically sound burial option and a natural return to the Earth—simple, affordable and respectful of the human spirit.
Here's a link from the Ithaca Journal for our party this Saturday!
Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve is located atop a beautiful hill in Newfield, NY, on 130 acres bounded by two adjoining forests of 8,000 acres. It offers a sustainable, natural alternative to conventional burials, without embalming fluids, high-cost coffins, concrete vaults and fancy gravestones. At Greensprings, burial is simple. People make their return to the Earth in a way that celebrates how they lived their lives. Settling burial mounds, some marked with a flat field stone, blend in with their natural settings.
As one member noted, “Greensprings is so much more than just "doing the right thing. "Environmentally, it fulfills the traditional need of human beings to do everything they possibly can for their loved ones, even in death.”