Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve
An ecologically sound burial option and a natural return to the Earth—simple, affordable and respectful of the human spirit.
Thanks to everyone who made our 10th anniversary such a success!
Generous donors include The Accords, Eve's Cidery, Deena Freed, Martha Gioumousis, Pamela Goddard, Greenstar Coop, Jennifer Johnson, Steve Kress, Lynn Leopold, Littletree Orchards, Graham Ottoson, Mike and Michelle Stanley, Roger Segelken and Ken Zeserson.
Mark your calendars for our next special event-
Our Annual Greenery Day, held at Greensprings Natural Cemetery
Saturday December 3, 2016
Take home a tree or some boughs as part of a project to clear non-native Norway spruce and restore the grassland habitat. Bring natural character to your holiday decorating with these wild-grown trees. Our volunteers will drop the tree of your choice, and trim it to the length you need.
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.”