Nogies Natural Burial Ground
A Place to Leaf Your Mark

About the Journey

Over the 12 years that I have become  acquainted with this beautiful piece of land I have had a consistent desire to share it in a way that would be both practical and deeply meaningful.   I want to draw people here to appreciate the simplicity  of life in the forest , to slow down and  unplug, to discover it a s a place where they can belong for a moment or for eternity.  

Although I can't say just when the  idea occurred to me exactly it became clear that a natural burial ground could be just the thing.  The landscape of random piles of rocks scattered here and there among the trees had often drawn me to just sit, reflect and enjoy.    Why not work with these resources after the fashion that suggested itself - cairn style graves scattered among the trees for a serene and natural  final resting place.

It is where  I want to be buried  wrapped in a shroud and returned to the earth in keeping with the natural cycles of life/death.  And if  I can get all the necessary permits and approvals fro me to be buried here, why not offer the option to others who would appreciate it as well?

Forest hillside
Spring thaw on creek