The Beauties and Benefits of Green Burial




Green burials, though practiced for thousands of years around the world, have recently gained popularity across the United States—but what is a green burial, exactly? Join Senior Horticulturist Gregg Tepper for an online presentation about Laurel Hill West’s green burial site, Nature’s Sanctuary, a diverse ecosystem with many mutual benefits to humans, wildlife, and native plants. Then hear from Laurel Hill Funeral Director Patricia Quigley and Carin Bonifacino, co-founder of the Friends of Green Burial PA, in conversation about the history and advocacy work behind the green burial movement in Pennsylvania, as well as how family participation in the green burial of a loved one can support the grieving process.


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