Future Compost

What if instead of being embalmed and buried or burned into ash, our bodies could help grow new life after we’ve died?

From the Urban Death Project:

Because death is momentous, miraculous, and mysterious
Because the cycles of nature help us grieve and heal
Because our bodies are full of life-giving potential
We propose a new option for laying our loved ones to rest.

the urban death project

What if instead of being embalmed and buried or burned into ash, our bodies could help grow new life after we’ve died? What if we could do so right in our cities? Katrina Spade discusses her idea – called the Urban Death Project – in the video above, to create a new model of death care that honors both the earth and the departed.

ask a mortician - composting dead bodies

What do you guys think? Would YOU be composted? Watch “Ask a Mortician” to decide.