Continuing with the forestry thought a number of months ago a Britain based friend and I were discussing Natural Burial Grounds. I had never heard of them previously and was immediately struck by the beauty of the idea.
I know now that there are quite a number of sites within the British Isles. The idea inspires and thrills, being buried in woodland or in a future woodland site matches my evolving philosophy well.
However, I am somewhat dismayed by the inability to follow such a rite here in Italy, the current legislation forbids burial outside of ‘sanctified’ ground, even the choice of coffin is restricted to non ecological specifications. No ecopods here. 😦
I obviously hope that this will change in the future. So far I have found one Italian organisation which hopes to offer a natural burial service in the future, www.capsulamundi.it , although their website seems a little outdated and as yet I haven’t had any response from the email enquiry I sent.