Human Composting as a New Death Care Alternative (Updated 2024)

A Guide to Natural Organic Reduction (NOR) Our death care rituals are moving through an epoch of change.  Traditional funerals are in decline, and cheap direct cremation is in high demand. But, as the cremation rate grows exponentially in the U.S. (expected to reach almost 80% by 2035), it seems others are seeking out more … Read more

A Guide to Green Burial Services and Cemeteries in Texas

Overview – the shift from traditional funerals to cremation, to natural burial There is an increasing demand for more affordable and yet sustainable death care practices.  Cremation has completely disrupted the traditional death care industry in the United States in the last decade.  Largely, cremation became a more affordable alternative for many families who could … Read more

DIY Funeral Care: Family – directed Funerals

Arranging a basic cremation or natural burial and conducting your own memorial service Only a century ago, death care was largely a ritual performed in the domain of the family. A greater number of people died at home, and families generally cared for and prepared their deceased without the intervention of funeral directors. The introduction … Read more

Guide to arranging a Green Burial in California

Although green burial is now considered an eco-conscientious disposition alternative, it is essentially a return to the natural burial practice that was once the ‘norm’.  A natural burial with no chemicals, steel caskets, or concrete burial vaults.  With minimum intervention, the body is carefully buried in a simple earth-grave plot. Why Choose a Green burial? … Read more