Green Burial

The Meadow Green Burial Ground

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Certified Green Burial at The Meadow

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Moles Farewell Tributes is honored to offer The Meadow, the first natural burial ground in Western Washington to be certified by the Green Burial Council. The Meadow Natural Burial Ground at Greenacres Memorial Park allows families the option to lay loved ones to rest in a serene and natural environment.

Natural burial, commonly referred to as “green burial,” uses:

  • Sustainable burial methods
  • 100% biodegradable materials
  • Earth-friendly excavation and technology

Everything placed in the ground at The Meadow is nontoxic and biodegradable, allowing it to return to the earth. In addition, each burial contributes to the ongoing restoration of The Meadow as a thriving, native ecosystem. As part of the restoration plan, each family is given the option to have three native plants planted in the memory of their loved one. Also available for memorialization are boulder-sized, engraved river rocks.

These grounds are kept as a natural area. Maintenance is minimal and does not involve irrigation, fertilizers, regular mowing, or pruning. In addition, integrated pest management is used to manage invasive species. The Meadow is one example of Moles’ value of community stewardship. We are committed to acting responsibly with what has been entrusted to us.