What is a natural burial ground?
Natural Burial Grounds are already in existence, and we are attempting to establish and promote them throughout Australia. Presently they are scattered all over the world, and we recently visited the UK & the USA to research some of the existing sites.
The prospect of being buried in a row, under a concrete slab, in a strange, unfamiliar place is not appealing to everyone.
Many people now are looking to be buried in a more natural way, or really in a more old fashioned way!
NBG's are the reality of planting the body, in a shroud, in cardboard or an environmentally friendly box. This allows the container to disintegrate as the body itself dissolves into the earth so the body becomes sustenance for the Earth, rather than a waste product using fossil fuel to get rid of it.
This all seems a much more nourishing way to go.
By planting a tree or shrub it can be a beautiful and blossoming reminder of someone you have loved.
At the moment it is only possible to bury in a shroud on Religious grounds, with permission from the Health Dept. However it is perfectly legal to be planted in a cardboard or simple timber coffin.
It is possible to do this on private ground or in a cemetery, but check with the cemetery as they may have some objections that you may need to overcome. We envisage that as more people demand this way of burial, the funeral industry will move to overcome any resistance and will encourage this sort of burial ground.