We were featured in “Meet the Green Reapers”, an article by Janet Hurley, in Verve Magazine.
Here is an excerpt from the article, along with a link to read the full article at Verve’s website.
Organic. Sustainable. Local. Biodegradable. Nope, we’re not talking about the produce at your local food co-op. We’re talking about death. A “green death.” A green burial and perhaps a home funeral, one that’s unlike anything you’re likely to see in most traditional funeral homes.
Unless you’re morbid, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the end of life—yours or anyone else’s. You’ve probably been too busy concentrating on living to consider how your corpse might pollute the earth, for example (or the air, if you’re cremated). That wouldn’t surprise Carol Motley of Bury Me Naturally, Kim Zorn of the Green Casket Company or Caroline Yongue of The Center for End of Life Transitions.
The three Asheville entrepreneurs, dubbed the “green reapers” by their supporters, say most people generally don’t want to face the great equalizer. And if they must confront death, they certainly haven’t thought about how to make the process earth-friendly. But these women are out to change all that. They consider themselves part of a national movement that had its first groundswell in California, calling for earth-friendly coffins, caskets, shrouds and other products, and a return to traditional ways of tending our dead.