Kima G. writes,

Finding Herland Forest Cemetery was such a blessing! Not only is it a non-profit, but a portion of the burial cost goes to buying more of the adjacent forest, thus preserving more of the forest and the land from being developed or logged. Walt was such a comforting presence while dealing with a difficult situation, and he communicated so well, about the process and questions I might have. I am so grateful for Walt starting this cemetery, and to his crew for taking such good care of my dad. It’s such a peaceful place and a beautiful, natural forest, and I have no doubt that my dad would approve. I would have no hesitation to recommend this cemetery to anyone who cares about the environment and preserving forests! Walt, thank you so much! With deep gratitude,


Debra M. writes,

I have such peace knowing my resting place is so beautiful and so well cared for.


Melanie C. writes,

We just wanted to thank you again for what you’ve done for us, and for the work you do, and the wonderful things you’re doing for our earth. Your work is powerful and it is a true masterpiece. Thank you. We will see you again soon, and I’ll bug you in a few days for the information for the stones! But for now…I hope you have a merry Christmas. You gave us all a beautiful and perfect gift today, which was to lay him to rest in the best home he will have forever. Thank you. Merry Christmas.


Lisa M. writes,

I have had an absolutely heart warming experience with Herland Forest and her compassionate caretakers! In probably what was one of the most heart wrenching moments of my life, my beloved mom passed away and Herland Forest was there for us. In a very short time I was able to have a natural burial for her in a place she would have loved. No fuss, total honor, dignity, and respect for my Beautiful and Creative momma from moment one.   Now and forever more she is a Guardian of The Forest! THIS  is what she would have wanted. Thank you Herland, for holding my hand and walking me through this with your Compassion, Beauty, and Grace💜 Lisa Anne Meneely (and Beloved Momma Chenae)💜


Nancy P. writes,

Thanks for showing us the forest & giving us the space to make our decision. I feel this is the perfect place for us for many reasons–the peacefulness, the old trees as guardians, the southern exposure, your permaculture practices, your stewardship of the forest and the land, and especially the labyrinth!