The practice, often called natural organic reduction, has been explicitly legalized by Washington, Oregon and Colorado in recent years.
People who love the land are getting interested in green burials
More towns in Vermont are adding natural burial sections to cemeteries because people are learning about the idea, and they like it. The nontraditional burials keep embalming fluids out of the earth.
Short-staffed due to Covid, overgrown cemeteries offer a historical view
Some of Vermont’s now-unmowed burial sites look about like they did a half-century ago.
Before Your Time: Tales behind the tombstones
The centuries-old gravestones in Vermont cemeteries may offer only glimpses of the personal histories of the dead. But those markers still hold lessons for the people who visit and research them today.
UPDATED: After unmarked graves discovered, Warren set to exhume
The discovery of misplaced burial sites, unusual but not unheard of among Vermont cemetery caretakers, kicked off a process that local officials and the family that owns the plot hope to conclude soon.
Supporters of ‘green burials’ seek change in law
The measure would permit burials at a depth of at least 3½ feet, compared with the current 5-foot state requirement.
Vermont cemeteries face ‘Inspection Day’ challenges
More communities are struggling this Memorial Day to provide enough money and muscle to care for historic yet high-maintenance burial grounds.