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Alternative Dispositions 

My After Death Funeral Services are as follows;

Home Funeral, Green Burial, Full Body Burial at Sea, Human Composting, Flame Cremation, Water Cremation. you may choose any of the services that you feel suits your needs or together we can create a service that is right for you. 

General Price list is available upon request or you may download one below. 
These prices are effective as of 01/11/2024, but are subject to change without notice.
HUMAN COMPOSTING
Natural burial
is the interment of the body remains in the soil in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition but allows the body to recycle naturally. It may be buried in a biodegradable coffin, casket, or shroud. The grave does not use a burial vault or outer burial container that would prevent the body's contact with soil. The grave should be shallow enough to allow microbial activity similar to that found in composting.
Full Body Burial at sea
is the disposal of human bodily remains in the ocean, normally from a ship or boat. It is seen as a natural burial if done in a shroud. We would add a minimum of 150 lbs additional weight, to aid in rapid sinking. allowing the body to decompose at the  ocean floor. The body is deployed at least three nautical miles from land and in ocean waters at least 600 feet deep. Typical travel 6-8 miles out/  3 – 4 hours round trip.
Flame Cremation
may serve as a funeral or post-funeral rite as an alternative to the interment of an intact dead body in a coffin or casket. Cremated remains, which do not constitute a health risk, may be buried or interred in memorial sites or cemeteries, or they may be retained by relatives and dispersed in various ways. Cremation is an alternative in place of burial or other forms of disposal in funeral practices. Some families prefer to have the deceased present at the funeral with cremation to follow; others prefer that the cremation occur prior to the funeral or memorial service.
NATURAL/GREEN BURIAL
Natural Organic Reduction (aka “human composting”)
where a human body is contained in a special vessel in which it is processed using straw, wood chips, and/or other natural materials for a period of time to accelerate the conversion of human remains to soil. Offering less impact on the environment. One may retain the soil or donate it. We use Herland Forest in Washington State. 
Home Funeral
is when a loved one is cared for at home after death, giving family time to gather and participate in: planning and carrying out after-death rituals or ceremonies, preparing the body for burial or cremation by bathing, dressing and laying out for visitation, keeping the body cool with dry ice, filing the death certificate and obtaining transport and burial permits for final disposition.  Home funerals invite family, friends, and community into an authentic and healing after-death care experience in a safe and familiar place, with care performed by loving hands.
Alkaline hydrolysis or Water Cremation
uses water, alkaline chemicals, heat, and sometimes pressure and agitation, to accelerate natural decomposition, leaving bone fragments and a neutral liquid called effluent. The decomposition that occurs in alkaline hydrolysis is the same as that which occurs during burial, just sped up dramatically by the chemicals. The effluent is sterile, and contains salts, sugars, amino acids and peptides. There is no tissue and no DNA left after the process completes. This effluent is discharged with all other wastewater, and is a welcome addition to the water systems. 

Consumer guide to Cemetery & Funeral purchases

The California Department of Consumer Affairs' Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has developed this booklet to assist you in making the difficult decisions about making funeral arrangements and or cemetery property purchases. 

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