Re: Community Cemetery
From: Andrew Netherton (
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 04:15:33 -0800 (PST)
I think it's a great idea.  For one, once you have a natural burial
site you're pretty much guaranteed that the land will never be
developed, from what I understand.  It could dovetail nicely with land
conservation/naturalization plans.

As for resale, I would assume you wouldn't be burying anyone in the
front garden, but in a discreet area.  While I'm sure the kids would
make a lot of hay about having bodies buried on the property
(especially tonight - how topical of you!) I don't see it affecting my
decision to buy.

Andrew Netherton
Laurel Creek Commons
Waterloo, ON, Canada

On 10/30/06, Dahako [at] <Dahako [at]> wrote:
Hi -

It wouldn't bother me.  My parents both donated their bodies to  medical
research, as I plan to do.  When we got my mom's ashes back, my dad  buried them
under some cherry trees in the front yard. No other  marker.  Lots of people
have family plots around there and it is not  an issue at sale time (unless it
is a historic pre-Civil War plot, in which  case it drives values up).  This
was in rural North Carolina.

-Jessie Handforth Kome
Eastern Village Cohousing
Silver Spring, Maryland
"Where we had at least three events in the commonhouse dining room
yesterday: a pancake breakfast, a Progressive Neighbors political event, and a  
meeting.  Plus, the landscape workday started by the front door.  Today, it's a
potluck dinner and a community-wide meeting with the county  parking and
trash people.  Tomorrow, it's Halloween poetry and  trick-or-treating."

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