Chris’ Chestnut

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From Chris’ memorial card: Christopher R. Heitner, 46, of Spokane, WA, passed away in his home on Oct. 6, 2018 of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Chris was born in North Dakota in 1972. He went to Lewis & Clark H.S. … Continued

Margaret’s Choice

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When someone decides that they want to become a Guardian of the Herland Forest, usually the next step is for them to spend time on the land and find a spot that feels right for them. Some prefer the burial … Continued

Emma’s Cherry Tree

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Usually, the first step in the interment of ashes from a cremation (often referred to as “cremains”) in the Herland Forest involves the loved one selecting a location that speaks to them. Then a hole is dug and a biodegradable … Continued

“Tuck” Hatfield Remembered

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The Herland Forest is beautiful in May. It’s situated on the divide between the wetland forests of the western Cascades and the dryland forest that stretches away to the east. One result is that a steadily changing progression of wildflowers … Continued

Video: Green Burial and Land Conservation

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Members of O.U.R. Ecovillage in Canada talk about the potentials of conservation and green burials. The model that the ecovillage in the video is trying to set up is something that we have already realized through the Windward Ecovillage and … Continued

think outside the box

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A short video that lays out the simple benefits of natural burial, for ourselves, our families and our future.