Welcome to Bluestem
A conservation cemetery designed as a place of reverence in a nature preserve, with a trail network, quiet areas for reflection, open space for contemplation, and designated areas within its restored landscape for natural burial. Opening soon -- late Summer 2022.
Imagine your favorite walking path—in a Piedmont landscape, fields of native grasslands rolling in front of you, the sky above you, open and wide. A path draws you into the woodlands, past ferns and shrubs, into a quiet glade with a nearby pond. Birdsong and crickets add notes to the quiet, butterflies and dragonflies color the air. The trees welcome you with reverence, and the seasons offer you their timely gifts. The clean scent of the earth reminds you: you are home.
Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond." —Robin Wall Kimmerer
A Conservation Cemetery for Central North Carolina
Bluestem is located at 1900 Hurdle Mills Road in Cedar Grove, North Carolina. Concept map generously created by Bluestem volunteer Meg Whitmer.