A Celebration, Here & Beyond
Business models for natural burial grounds in other areas of the country reveal the key component for success: Use the property like a public park. Their intention is to bring the public onto the grounds of the cemetery for an array of programs, events, and activities as often as possible.
Individuals would feel welcomed at any time to walk, reflect, or meditate. Families would be encouraged to have picnics, share seasonal celebrations, and attend hands-on care taking of the property. Community groups would frequently use the cemetery for hiking, bird watching, and nature study.
An acceptance and inclusion of all the unique components of our community would be evident in the programming schedule.
Expressions of cultural and spiritual diversity would be reflected by the variety of activities offered:
Cultural rites of passage
Workshops and conferences
Retreats and spiritual gatherings
Weddings, parties, family celebrations
The Natural State Burial Association seeks to establish the most celebrated place in the region to be buried, vibrant with an exciting social and spiritual energy generated by those who gather to celebrating life . . . here and beyond.