Future Compost

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Published on Jun 16, 2016

What if – instead of being embalmed and buried or burned into ash – our bodies could help grow new life after we’ve died? What if we could do so right in our cities? Join Katrina Spade as she discusses her idea – called the Urban Death Project – to create a new model of death care that honors both the earth and the departed.

From the Urban Death Project:

Because death is momentous, miraculous, and mysterious
Because the cycles of nature help us grieve and heal
Because our bodies are full of life-giving potential
We propose a new option for laying our loved ones to rest.



To offer the vision, inform the public, and create a choice.