Natural burials are dignified, eco-friendly and have a minimal carbon footprint.
Prairie Rest is the green burial section of Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum. It is a place where wildflowers, trees and prairie grasses grow. Because green burials follow natural practices and use biodegradable materials, those who choose final resting here will enrich the vibrant growth of the habitat.
How a green burial works
In Prairie Rest, we use burial techniques and equipment — such as biodegradable caskets, and urns — that minimize the impact on surrounding land and protect native plant diversity. Not only is this a great option for the planet, but it is also affordable.
Memorialization on the monument boulders found on the north side of the prairie is included. Family and companion locations are available and encouraged. Prairie Rest property and burial fees can be pre-purchased.
We proudly meet the standards of certification by the Green Burial Council.