A Place for You in Nature
Imagine your favorite walking path, running alongside a babbling creek, through the quiet of a hardwood forest, across a meadow of wildflowers, songbirds flitting between tall grasses, crickets accompanying you along the way. A familiar Piedmont landscape unfolds in front of you with rolling hills of grasslands and woodland views ahead in the distance.
Your journey starts next to the pole barn. A natural surface pathway entices you into the property, past native ferns and plants, meandering around a farm pond terrain, you turn into shaded woods where the mature trees and rock outcroppings so representative of the Piedmont region, welcome you with silence. In the spring, trillium burst upward from the ground; in the fall, leaves crunch under hiking boots; always, the clean scent of the long leaf pine reminding you of home.
This is the experience we are building in a conservation cemetery, in the North Carolina Piedmont of Durham County. This is Bluestem.
As green burial advocates focused on protecting the natural features of our beloved Piedmont while connecting people to the outdoors, we are creating a cemetery that reveres the sacred in nature and allows for the least harmful way of disposing of our human remains.
A place where:
This is Bluestem. A cemetery for natural burial located within a conservation property. A nature preserve with meandering pathways and quiet sitting areas, along with a trail network that winds around designated burial areas and traverses the property. A reflective space designed simply and naturally as a final resting place. And a vibrant space designed for community activity and the generations to follow.
Bluestem. Where nature is enough.