Prout Funeral Home: A Sustainable Farewell

We understand the profound balance between honoring loved ones and nurturing the planet at Prout Funeral Home. Our natural burial services offer a poignant, eco-friendly way to bid adieu. Most importantly, by opting for this type of burial you actively contribute to preserving nature’s resources and minimizing the carbon footprint tied to conventional burial practices.

Understanding the Serenity of Natural Burial

In sustainable burial, the body finds its final resting place without embalming chemicals or other non-biodegradable elements. Instead, a fully biodegradable coffin or shroud cradles it, enabling a serene and eco-friendly return to the embrace of nature. The duration of this process varies, as environmental factors like soil composition, moisture levels, and individual conditions influence it.

Since typically an eco-conscious burial allows the body to merge with the Earth within a span of several weeks to months, over time, the organic matter of the body gradually decomposes, naturally reintegrating with the Earth. Simultaneously, the soil receives a nourishing infusion of essential nutrients and ultimately supporting plant growth. In conclusion, this unfolding journey back to the Earth occurs naturally, enriching the soil with vital nutrients and the cycle of life. In this way, it serves as a reminder of the interconnectedness of all life forms and the harmonious sustenance of our planet.

Why Opt for Natural Burial with Prout Funeral Home?

  • An Eco-Friendly Legacy: Leave behind a legacy of care and responsibility towards our environment.
  • A Tranquil Resting Place: Natural burial grounds offer serene, natural surroundings for eternal repose.
  • Affordability and Simplicity: Compared to traditional burials, sustainable burials often offer a simpler, more cost-effective way to say farewell.
  • Aligning with Personal Values: For those with a deep reverence for nature, natural burial resonates with their beliefs and principles.

Exploring Natural Burial Cemeteries

Discover these serene sanctuaries for natural burial:


Choosing What’s Right for You: A Personal Decision Guided by Prout Funeral Home

At Prout Funeral Home, we respect the deeply personal decision between eco-friendly burial options and cremation. Our compassionate team is dedicated to guiding you based on your values, preferences, and environmental concerns. We are here to facilitate detailed discussions on both options, address your questions, and assist you in making an informed choice that truly honors your loved ones.

In the end, throughout each tender farewell by natural burial, we find a thread connecting generations, as well as a a testament to love and an ode to the gentle grace of the Earth. As we bid farewell to our loved ones, we simultaneously embrace the natural cycle of life and ensure that the legacy of environmental consciousness endures for years to come.

Reach Out to Prout Funeral Home: Begin Your Journey of Farewell

In sum, we believe in simplifying preplanning for you. As such, you can start the process from the comfort of your home by reaching out here. Similarly, for in-person assistance or more direct and personal assistance, feel free to call us at (973) 239-2060.

Contact us today to explore how our natural burial services can help you create a profound, meaningful, and sustainable farewell for your cherished ones.