A SEMINAR to explain what is involved with a natural burial will be held in Wagga on Wednesday night.
A section for natural burials was set aside at the lawn cemetery several years ago, but no one yet has taken up the option.
The seminar will be held in the meeting room of Erin Earth, 1 Kildare Avenue, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
The cost of $10 a person covers wine and cheese.
Funeral director Darren Verus and Wagga City Council’s manager of parks operations, David Walker, will be among the speakers.
Just what a natural burial is will be discussed on the evening, but a number of options are available, including biodegradable coffins and shrouds.
Basic principles are chemical-free burials that enhance the environment, not damage it.
The seminar is being supported by former Wagga deputy mayor Ray Goodlass, who brought the idea of natural burials to council in about 2008.
Erin Earth manager Marg McKinley said it made sense for people when they think about returning to the earth to do so in as natural way as possible.
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