I posted this thread several months ago, when I was new to the natural burial concept, but now I’ve done some research and have a different question.
It appears there are about 5-6 natural burial grounds in business right now (CA, TX, WA, SC, FL, and I think maybe another…) and several other proposed locations throughout the country.
The only thing that seems tricky about a natural burial is that you either need to die in relative proximity to the cemetery where you will be buried (if you pre-bought a plot there), or you’re in for mucho expensive refrigeration/transport because of the decay factor, and I think there are even laws that require only so much time can pass before something needs to be done with your body.
Anne Neville (or some other Doper familiar with Jewish burial traditions), how do Jewish people deal with the 24 hour time factor if the person died far away from where they live? Do Jewish people traditionally pre-buy in a chosen/family plot, and just deal with the transport/cost problem if they die far away from the burial place, or is there some other approach to Jewish burials, because of the time factor?