Biodegradable Burial Containers for Green Burial: Part 1 – The What & Why + Shrouds What do you want to happen to your body after you die? I’ve often fantasized about a Viking Funeral, imagining my body drifting away in a wooden boat as flaming arrows shower down and it...CONTINUE READING
What is Conservation & Green Burial?
Carolina Memorial Sanctuary is committed to perpetual conservation of the environment as each burial becomes part of the living landscape. The Sanctuary is a true manifestation of ashes-to-ashes and dust-to-dust. Conservation & green burial practices support and reinforce the cycle of life, offering a powerful testament to your life or that of your loved one.
Meadows, woodlands, and creekside – The natural setting of the Sanctuary provides a peaceful and contemplative environment in which to lay loved ones to rest. The Sanctuary is available for burial of humans, our pet companions, or cremated remains at a cost of one-half to one-third of typical contemporary burials.
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We recommend setting up a guided tour so that you can explore the Sanctuary in person. This gives you an opportunity to learn more about our project and ask questions. We love to show people around and know that it’s an important step in exploring burial at Carolina Memorial Sanctuary. Due to the pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
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I cannot say enough about how wonderful these folks are. Caroline, Cassie, Anthony, and Grace were just amazing before, during, and after the funeral preparations and burial of my beloved. Their support and guidance were integral in helping me navigate this death in a truly beautiful and graceful way. A win-win-win for us all.–Jeffrey Rich
This place is truly a sanctuary.–Jacqueline Stackhouse
I can't accurately express how awesome this place is. Not only is green burial something to absolutely consider but the staff at Carolina Memorial Sanctuary are the real reason to consider this place. From the initial contact all the way through the burial process the staff was friendly, understanding, and incredibly respectful. Cassie and Matt lead our family, in the midst of an impossible time, through each step of the process with grace that I can't even explain. We felt cared for, we felt respected, and we felt the final wishes of a young son, brother, and friend were honored the the best way possible. The closure gained through their process is unlike anything i've ever experienced. The site, while unconventional, really gives nature a chance to show off on this beautiful property. A full time steward sees to the grounds and the natural beauty is hard to describe. Its a awesome place to lay some to rest. I highly recommend!–Justin Laughter
Beautiful location and very serene experience. Love the concept and the location is so peaceful. The caretakers of this sanctuary truly love their work and are sincere in their actions. Highly recommend to visit the site to see for yourself.–John Yokley
The Sanctuary provided a beautiful and fitting final resting place for my mom. The staff and volunteers are kind, supportive, and helpful. I look forward to visiting in the future to enjoy the natural surroundings and celebrate my mother's life.–Marya Carr
From Our Blog
People generally fall into two camps when it comes to the disposition of their body after death: burial or cremation. A lot of factors influence that decision such as family tradition, cost, geographical location (lack of cemetery space), environmental impact, and some people just like the idea of one over...CONTINUE READING