Charles Cowling
Photo stolen from the Sentiment blog The GFG motored purposefully south yesterday afternoon to Chiltern Woodland Burial Park. It was a three-birds-with-one-stone mission: to have a look at this well-heeled natural burial ground; to hear the great Dr Bill Webster talk about grief; and to meet up with Louise from
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I am incredibly grateful to Cynthia Beal for this long and deeply considered response to this post. I wish I felt I were worth it, Cynthia! But I know that all readers of this blog will find in your words a great deal of food for thought. Dear Charles, Thanks
Charles Cowling
Reindeer grazing at Usk Castle Chase natural burial ground, which is managed by Native Woodland Natural Burial Sites Cynthia Beal heads up the Natural Burial Company in the United States. She’s a friend of many in this country. This blog is her most ardent admirer. Before becoming a green burialist
Charles Cowling
Is it just me or do you, too, feel that it seems like a long time ago since there was a consensus on climate change? I signed up to it because I met lots of people I liked and admired who had already subscribed and who read lots of books
Charles Cowling
Cremationists have always been proud to boast that what they do saves land for the living. It’s true. That more than 70 per cent of Brits opt for the burning fiery furnace saves around 200 acres a year. Having said which, and having visited a number of natural burial grounds,
Charles Cowling
Dave Matthews here, supporting my campaign for shallower burial. Want the lyric? Find it here.
Charles Cowling
My thanks to Melissa Stewart of Native Woodland Natural Burial for this delicious pic (click it to make it bigger) of reindeer at the natural burial ground at Usk Castle Chase. “So much prettier than headstones!” she says. And I have to confess to a weakness to that line of
Charles Cowling
The really interesting thing about logic is what it makes people do–where it takes them. It starts with a Question which begets an Idea which resolves itself into a Certainty, fortifies itself with Conviction, draws up a Strategy, then acts with Singlemindedness. This is a human thing, it’s not the
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The natural burial ground at Sun Rising taken from their website – www.nrbgrounds.co.uk For some time now I have been nagging natural burialists about the depth at which they inter their bodies. My concern has been that, beneath the topsoil, a body is not going to enjoy the ecologically positive
Charles Cowling
Interesting story on US National Public Radio (NPR) here.   Do listen to Bernd Heinrich, gentle and wise, talking about what he perceives to be our duty to return to nature in the most appetising way we can.   No coffin for him. Some of the things he says: “You