BLUESTEM is designed as a place of reverence in a nature preserve with a conservation cemetery for green burial. We honor the sacred in nature, the sacred in our relationships, and the sacred act of remembering our loved ones through green burial.
Our mission is dedicated to nourishing spiritual practice, community service and ecological stewardship in shared fellowship.
Located off Hurdle Mills Road in Cedar Grove, Bluestem sits on 87 acres of a retired farm with approximately 30 acres undergoing restoration as prairie grasslands, and the remainder 50 acres reserved for wildlife habitat, water quality protection and mindful recreation. Bluestem's restoration includes reserved areas for green burial.
Bluestem's name is a tribute to the common and enduring native grasses found across the Piedmont of North Carolina, Schizachyrium scoparium. Throughout the seasons, these grasses maintain a symbolic presence signifying constancy, rootedness, and the restorative properties in nature.
Bluestem is part of a national movement growing awareness for the community benefits of conservation burial. Learn more about our colleagues, founders and members of the Conservation Burial Alliance, and visit their unique and special places when you are traveling in their vicinity. These dedicated operators and owners of conservation burial grounds (and cemeteries) around the country are as committed to conservation and green burial as we are at Bluestem.