Conservation Burial Ground Protected

Would you want to go back to nature when you’re gone? Carolina Memorial Sanctuary in Mills River offers a place for people to return their loved ones to the earth, in harmony with nature.

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Nature Babies

How many ways can you play with a stick? You can break it in pieces, you can draw in the dirt with it, you can talk about it, you can share it with a friend. A baby on her belly with a stick in her hand could be making discoveries that light up her brain.

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Returning to the Earth

Caroline Yongue founded the first conservation burial ground in North Carolina. It started when her Buddhist teacher asked her to figure out how to take care of a dead body, without embalming, to be taken care of by family and friends.

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A Legacy on Hightop Mountain

“I have felt this land in my heart, in my soul, for as long as I can remember,” Joe Thomas says. He chose to donate his family land near Fletcher, as a nature preserve for the whole community.

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