Strong Roots

(2009) A 5-minute story on the emerging “green burial” movement.

Claire Schoen: Producer, Audio design
Jan Sturmann: Visual design

Program Summary: Fernwood Cemetery, in northern California, is one of a handful of cemeteries in America which integrates land stewardship into the burial process. The facts are simple: no embalming, no metal caskets, no concrete headstones. Yet Fernwood’s respect for the land fosters a connection between nature, the cycle of life and the memorial of a loved one who has passed.

photo by Jan Sturmann

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