A family in St. George, Vt., wants to turn 50 acres of undeveloped land into a natural burial ground for do-it-yourself funerals.

One of the people proposing the plan, Lisa Carlson, said families could actually dig a grave or pick a spot to leave cremated remains — no caskets, no concrete vaults and no embalming.
"The idea of a garden park and nature reserve just makes so much sense," she said.
The town select board has the final say on what happens to the land. No decision has been made yet, but the board’s chair said the land might be better suited for commercial or residential use.
Plans for similar natural burial grounds also are being considered in California, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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