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Green Burial: The Greenest Way to Go   

Let's face it! We are all going to "go" one of these days and green burial is the greenest way. Learn about the science and practice of green burial, as well as other alternative disposition methods like water cremation and human composting. We will discuss the green burial "movement" and its connection with land conservation and restoration. We will also hear from practitioners in the field. After the classroom time, there will be an optional field trip to The Forest Conservation Burial Ground, a natural burial ground at Willow-Witt Ranch, to see green burial and land conservation in action. An optional BYO picnic will conclude our visit.

NOTES: The tour will include walking on uneven terrain over less than a 1/2 mile. Students will need to arrange their own transportation to Willow-Witt Ranch and sign an activity waiver for this optional trip. Two sections of this course are being offered, one on Zoom and one in-person. This is the in-person section.