Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery is the first cemetery in the Dayton area and one of two in Ohio to be certified by the Green Burial Council to do a form of human disposition that is designed to be better for the environment, conserve natural resources and preserve habitats.
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Conservation Green Burial is placing deceased persons into the earth in a manner that helps protect, preserve and nurture the land, forests, waterways, wildlife and ecosystems.
The deceased is buried in a biodegradeable material and there is no use of a concrete burial vault or formaldehyde-based embalming.
Certified Green Burial Council providers in Ohio
- Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery, 3377 U.S. 35 East in West Alexandria - Conservation Burial Ground
- Foxfield Preserve in Wilmot, Stark County - Conservation Burial Ground
- Canton Cemetery Association North Lawn Cemetery - Natural Burial Ground
The Dayton Daily News has been following the death care industry closely over the last couple years. In 2012, Reporter Kelli Wynn introduced the Miami Valley Region to a new and controversial form of final disposition called alkaline hydrolysis, a process that puts a body inside a stainless-steel cylinder machine that is used to accelerate natural decomposition, shrinking years into hours.