Some folks in Ontario would like to emulate the CNY burying ground, which adds the dead to the ecosystem in biodegradable boxes, and looks nothing like the traditional cemetery.
“Imagine a gently sloping hill covered with fallen leaves, green ferns and bright wildflowers, the branches of sturdy oaks and maples arching overhead. Birds chirp in the trees. Squirrels and chipmunks scamper on the ground. Now imagine yourself buried underneath.” The Toronto Star
Natural burial advocates, wherever they may be, also seem to believe strongly in land conservation. The Canadians have their eye on some government-owned land near Downsview, Ontario. One of them tells the Star that a natural cemetery would be a far better use for the site than yet another Wal-Mart.
Still, the two uses might have something in common. Low prices are one more selling point for going (forever) natural.