The end of life, though heart-wrenching, can be beautiful. Talking about our mortality can be comforting, and death care can be both straightforward and healing.
Healthy soil is vital for an ecosystem to thrive. It regulates moisture, sequesters carbon, and sustains plants, animals, and humans.
Natural organic reduction (NOR), also known as human composting, is powered by beneficial microbes that occur naturally on our bodies and in the environment. A person's body and plant material remain in our vessel for 30 days. Microbes break everything down on the molecular level, resulting in the formation of a nutrient‑dense soil. Each body creates one cubic yard of soil amendment, which is removed from the vessel and allowed to cure. Once completed, it can be used to enrich conservation land, forests, or gardens.
Recompose was born from research on the soil cycle. Soil created by Recompose will nurture growth on the same forest floor that inspired its creation, allowing us to give back to the earth that nourishes us all our lives.