regenerate new life
Green Meadow at Fountain Hill Cemetery is a quarter-acre natural burial ground where remains are returned to the earth as simply and directly as possible. Our goal is to allow the body to degrade naturally and rejoin the elements, and, in the process, perpetuate the natural cycle of life and death, of dissolution and rebirth. At the Green Meadow, we’re using what remains of a life to regenerate new life, to return dust to dust.
To that end, we prohibit practices and structures that prevent the body’s natural decay and reunion with the elements, including burial vaults, metal caskets and chemical embalming. In their place, we allow biodegradable caskets and cloth shrouds. We do not permit upright headstones to mark the graves but welcome fieldstone or other natural rock native to the region.