Nourishing Life, Honoring Death
Woodland sanctuary in southern Vermont offers beauty, stillness and wonder with loved ones’ passing, where they’re given back to the soil with natural burial—conserving land while reuniting us with the Earth in celebration today and for all time. Learn more...
Conservation Burial Year-Round
Plan the Experience of a Lifetime
Natural burial is a communal experience unlike any other. From the gate to the grave, mourners find meaning in procession, celebration, lowering the loved one, and closing the grave. Learn more...
Explore Higher Ground
We host events and activities year-round for those with loved ones buried here, and others joining in as we explore Nature on the land together. For word on upcoming events and recurring activities, learn more...
Meet Our Community
Members of Caring for Our Own have been meeting regularly for a few years to discuss topics of interest around death and dying in community, developing a deep well of knowledge and resources to share. Learn more...
Walking the land is often the first step in choosing a natural burial. We are happy to guide you through the trails and explain burial options at any time of year.
Contact us so we may introduce you to the land, what it has to offer and normal safety procedures.
And join us for seasonal celebrations, woods concerts, and other community events as well.
“Meaningful death with Nature takes the pressure off having a meaningful life—thank you Higher Ground.”
—Tom Bodett, humorist and Vermont woodworking entrepreneur
Higher Ground Conservation Burial
300 Sunset Lake Road
Williamsville, Vermont 05362