Imagine returning to the natural cycle, giving yourself back to the earth as generations have for thousands of years. At Foxfield Preserve, we provide natural burials – also known as ‘green burials’ – in harmony with nature.
Foxfield Preserve is a nonprofit cemetery operated by The Wilderness Center, a nonprofit nature center and land conservancy. We were the first nature preserve cemetery in Ohio, and the first in the nation operated by a conservation organization.
At Foxfield Preserve, your loved ones will walk beautiful nature trails as they visit a final resting place in a nature preserve. A nature preserve cemetery is a place where nature dominates. Functioning as a nature preserve first, we also offer a beautiful final resting place. Instead of a lawn, the land is maintained as forest and prairie. Nature trails provide access to the site, and naturalists are restoring the land to a more natural condition by planting native prairie meadows and reforesting hillsides.
Foxfield Preserve offers an environmental alternative to a modern burial. It allows you to be part of a natural cycle. Your final act will conserve nature, expand wildlife habitat, provide clean air and a cleaner watershed, and establish walking trails.
Your burial at Foxfield Preserve also supports the mission of The Wilderness Center, which is connecting our community with nature, educating people of all ages, conserving natural resources and practicing land stewardship. The Wilderness Center teaches over 11,000 school children yearly and similar number of programs for families and individuals. As a land conservancy, the Center protects nearly 3,500 acres of forest, streams, prairies, and farmland.