About Us

Foxfield Preserve is a nature preserve cemetery operated by The Wilderness Center. It was the first “green cemetery” in the nation to be operated by a non-profit conservation organization, and is still the only one of its kind in Ohio. Foxfield offers “green burial,” but also focuses on conservation and the environment.

Though “green burial” has recently become a very popular term, we prefer to call our form of burial “natural burial.” For the majority of human history people were interred without chemicals, without concrete vaults and in biodegradable containers. Until modern times, everyone had a natural or “green” burial.

Foxfield Preserve was farmland a decade ago, but since the 43 acre site was acquired by The Wilderness Center, it has been undergoing ecological restoration. Native prairie grasses have been planted and reforestation has begun. As a nature preserve, we provide wildlife habitat, a clean watershed, and clean air. Our walking trails allow the community to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the preserve. The beauty of Foxfield provides a peaceful retreat for families to find solace in quiet reflection..

By choosing burial at Foxfield Preserve, our families leave a permanent legacy for their loved ones, our community, and the natural world. Proceeds also support The Wilderness Center’s mission of connecting our community with nature, educating people of all ages, conserving natural resources, and practicing environmental stewardship.