A natural burial is a gentle return to nature. One who is buried naturally is buried in a container that can decompose, such as a pine box. Individuals who choose this option opt out of embalming and the use of concrete vaults and non-biodegradable decorative caskets. Natural field stones and/or a native planting serves as markers rather than a polished monument set in concrete. Families are allowed to participate in the natural burial process at all Steelmantown Cemetery Company facilities. If one wishes, they may help lower their loved one into the earth and help back-fill their grave. The end goal of a natural burial is to honor a loved one in a way that supports healing on both fronts: environmentally
Tree of Life
Tree of Life is a living memorial that honors a loved one's memory while also giving back to the environment. It entails the mixing of cremains in soil and the planting of a native tree or shrub at the grave site. The idea is to create a carbon offset to the carbon footprint of one's life and cremation while also symbolizing a life well-lived and well-loved.
Loving Earth Memorial Gardens