Nobody likes to think about burial arrangements until the time has come, but Greensprings Natural Cemetery in Newfield has a better idea.?

Join the cemetery for its annual meeting at Greensprings June 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about the benefits of green burial while enjoying the beauty of a cemetery that is really a bird sanctuary and a haven for wild animals.??

Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve is located atop a hill in Newfield on 130 acres bounded by two adjoining forests of 8,000 acres. It offers a sustainable, natural alternative to conventional burials,?without embalming fluids, high-cost coffins, concrete vaults and fancy gravestones.??

“People make their return to the Earth in a way that celebrates how they lived their lives,” it states on their website.?Settling burial mounds, some marked with a flat field stone, blend in with their natural settings.

All plot holders, staff, volunteers, friends and the public at large are encouraged to attend the upcoming informational meeting.?

A free light lunch will be provided. Election of Board of Trustees members will be conducted.? There will also be a short report on the imminent Animal Companion Cemetery for dogs and cats.

Tours will be available, but no sales will be conducted to allow staff and volunteers to also participate in the day’s activities.?

Greensprings is located at 293 Irish Hill Rd. For more information on Greensprings and directions, visit naturalburial.org.

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