A Place for Everyone
Bluestem is a place of reverence.
It is community open space for healing and worship in nature, with a conservation cemetery where nature is respected and the choice of natural burial is honored.
It is open to all faiths and perspectives, both spiritual and cultural; where families and friends are invited to engage in the ritual of natural burial, and all can experience the sacred in nature.
Every element of the nature preserve and cemetery is designed with the tenets of simplicity, utility, inclusivity and integrity.
Individuals are returned to the earth simply and naturally, using only biodegradable products, such as wood caskets or cloth shrouds.
Individuals have the choice of selecting their burial plot among reserved areas for burial. In Phase 1, burial options are offered in restored native grasslands and native Piedmont woods.
Bluestem's conservation restoration program provides opportunities for family and friends to memorialize their loved ones with select native plantings, or with a financial contribution to further conservation efforts in the region.
Management of the cemetery incorporates conservation practices such as prescribed fire, recreating native Southeast grasslands, protecting water sources with stream buffers, and providing connected lands for wildlife.
Bluestem Conservation Cemetery is a signature program of the nonprofit Bluestem Community.
Bluestem. Where nature is enough.