The Sanctuary at the Burrow can guide you through the journey of dying, death and beyond. Our foundational purpose is to help educate and renew the richness of tending to our dead. The land that we offer for green burial is the holding place for the future generations that tend to our dead and uphold the sacred gift of this cycle.
The burial ground is approximately two acres adjacent to Sparkroot Farm off of Moncure Pittsboro Road. Green burial is the natural support of after-death options to be buried in the earth with natural provisions.
The body is neither cremated nor prepared with chemicals and is simply placed in a biodegradable coffin or shroud. Our burial sites preserve the natural landscape of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Our land offers food and refuge to birds and other wildlife that inhabit Chatham County.
Basic Single Burial Package: $3500
* Initial Consultation for Burial Site
* Gravesite Preparation
* Provisions used for placing the deceased in the ground
* Natural covering and closing of the gravesite
* Perpetual care and management of the land according to the by-laws of the Sanctuary of the Burrow.
The consultation is free of charge to help determine if the Sanctuary at the Burrow is the best choice for you and your deceased beloved. If you are preplanning during the dying time and need further assistance please refer to our Death Doula Services under resources.
The graves are typically marked only by natural materials and is not included in the basic price. The headstone or marker must be made of natural material and no larger than 18 inches X 18 inches and no higher than 6 inches. For dimensions outside of this, the Sanctuary at the Burrow requires approval.
The Sanctuary at the Burrow can help you plan the most simple or elaborate burial for your deceased. We provide family-centered care and consultation to assist you in developing a meaningful and heart-centered ritual. For more information about these services please contact the Sanctuary Director, Cathy Brooksie Edwards @ 919-548-4963 or see our resources page for more options.
This journey starts now before the moment of death. We can assist you in navigating the living path of dying through emotional and spiritual support. There are many community programs where the cultural change of death phobia can be addressed such as Death and Cupcakes and The Death Faire.