Prairie Home offers natural burial as an alternative to traditional burial. Both full size natural burial and burial of
cremated remains are allowed in the prairie.
Natural burial, or green burial, is the interment of an unembalmed body in an earthen grave. It is a burial practice
that has been used for millennia and has seen added interest since the 1990’s. With natural burial, there is no
traditional embalming, and the body is wrapped in a burial shroud, that is then interred; or it may be placed,
either shrouded or unshrouded in a fully biodegradable casket. Caskets often times used are of a wicker,
sea grass, or wood (or similar solid material) construction, with no metal used. No burial vault is used
(concrete or other nondegradable permanent device).Some funeral homes are beginning to offer environmentally
friendly embalming techniques.Natural
burial is dignified, eco-friendly, and minimizes the carbon footprint.
The new Committal area will have a dual purpose, to serve as a place where where families and clergy can hold
funeral services and as a place where memorialization of those buried will occur.Centotaphs (large monuments)
will be located within this area and hold the names of those inviduals that are buried in the prairie.
For more information read our Natural Burial Brochure
If your Group or Organization has an interest in a Natural Burial Presentation please email us at