A thoughtful letter from of Herland’s founding Guardians, Lynn.
I found Herland from the Windward website. My friend Jonah in Portland sent me a link to Windward, and there was Herland.
I’ve always wanted to simply be buried in the ground, and here are some people who are making this simple burial possible. I hadn’t put much thought or energy into how to make this simple burial happen, since I don’t expect to be dying soon, even though I am 70.I like so much the idea of a forest where I can be buried. In talking about the possibility, I realized that I don’t even want a headstone.
I don’t need to have my burial spot marked, just to be returned to the earth will satisfy me. I am impressed and grateful that Windward is doing the legal work necessary to make this cemetery happen.
I like the feel of the Herland forest, with the little creek. I hope to spend time getting to know this forest before I die. I am excited to be a Guardian of Herland, and to get to know the people who have created her.
I’ve always wanted to be buried in the ground, just me and nothing else. The last six months I’ve diligently tried to find somewhere I can be buried naturally the way I want. If you can help find a way near me I’d definitely appreciate any information. I live in Mississippi. No one I’ve spoken with is interested and think I’m crazy.
Jessica M England
Hello Beverly, one way this can happen, is if you have your own land, if so, you can be buried on it as you’d please. I checked on this, i assume it’s the same in any state, so after the Funeral Director has been contacted & has taken care of things on his or her end, your remains can be taken to your home to your home & your final resting place.