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As more and more individuals raise their consciousness of the environment, natural or green burials are becoming popular. A green burial has a much smaller impact on the environment than traditional casket burial, and is intended to provide environmental and ecological benefits over time. Upon the completion of extensive ecological assessments conducted by Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Ascension Garden the cemeteries now offer two natural burial sections.
St. Francis Meadow opened in a beautifully wooded section of Ascension Garden and at Holy Sepulchre in the Trinity section the first natural burial recently took place. These sections are specifically set aside for natural burials, which survey’s show will increase in demand in the next three to five years.