A photo with examples of the organic material included with remains for composting.

Human Composting: A Greener Path to Rest in Peace

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For those of us with a deep respect for nature, we often find ourselves contemplating the profound cycle of life and our place within it. Human composting—also known as Terramation or natural organic reduction—stands as a dignified end-of-life alternative aligned with the values of sustainability and environmental stewardship. 

What is Human Composting?

Human composting is an eco-friendly burial process that gently returns one’s body to the earth. It’s a final tribute to the natural cycle of life, turning bodies into soil. This method of natural organic reduction places human remains into a vessel with nothing more than water, heat, mulch, and preexisting microbes, accelerating natural decomposition. 

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