Green Burial Services | South Carolina

A green burial – or natural burial – is a wonderful opportunity to honor the life of your loved one while also respecting and conserving natural resources and our environment.

Natural or green burial is defined as a burial alternative that allows the body to be returned to the earth and naturally recycled into new life usually without the use of embalming fluids, metal caskets or concrete vaults.

Our firm makes available natural burial options and is one of a select group of funeral providers certified by the Green Burial Council, a not-for-profit organization, which encourages the use of burial grounds as a means of facilitating the restoration, acquisition and stewardship of natural areas throughout the United States.

Our green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of traditional embalming fluids and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals. Caskets, coffins or alternative containers used to enclose and transport the deceased are made of bio-degradable materials and are available in a range of prices. Home wakes, public visitations, church funerals and graveside services are also options as part of a natural burial.

J. Henry Stuhr is proud to partner with Greenhaven Preserve: A Natural Burial Cemetery located in Eastover, South Carolina.

(The cost of Green Burial includes the following:  Spaces, including marker are $1495 with an additional $500 Opening & Closing surcharge) All cemetery arrangements are to be made directly between family and cemetery, (803) 403.9561.

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A description from our partner, Greenhaven Preserve:

“Beginning and ending with a commitment to the environment.

Greenhaven Preserve is a 10-acre natural burial cemetery devoted to the long-term preservation and guardianship of the sacred land upon which it rests. Our mission is to restore and protect the surrounding fields and forests, waters and wildlife, views and vistas while providing a simple, meaningful and sustainable alternative to modern burial.

Our story begins with a commitment to preserve and protect our environment. Specifically, 360 acres of breathtaking countryside nestled in rural Eastover, South Carolina. Our story – our mission – is rooted in this unique, thriving ecosystem.

When we learned about the resurgence of the centuries old practice of natural burial, we immediately recognized it as an opportunity to safeguard this precious landscape. The more studies we unearthed on the subject, the more convinced we became. The more passionate we grew about the positive, lasting impact of green burials.

With your commitment to Greenhaven Preserve, you help create a legacy of stewardship and renewal, ensuring that acre after acre of nature’s blessings endure forever.”

Contact our team at J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home today.

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