Some people believe cremating our dead or burying them in caskets is an insult to nature.
Mary Farrar, who lives in Kingston, Ont., came up against the question when thinking about burying her husband Edward. The old ways didn’t feel natural in light of his world view so Mary, following a tip from a neighbour, lined up a green burial. No embalming fluid. No fancy casket. The body would go directly into the ground in a simple cotton shroud.
These portraits of Mary were taken at her home in Kingston and at Cobourg Union Cemetery for a feature article on green burials and the business of cremation. Read it in full here —> Back to the land.