Home Funeral Training


  • Group introductory presentation to "home funerals and green burials" - no charge


  • Training for home funerals:  In keeping with my belief that families should be able to take care of their loved ones at home, I will train families at no charge. This training will require at least 6 people. Training takes about 4 hours depending on number of attendees and discussions.

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  • NOTE: If you would like to become part of a "no charge" burial team that is willing and able to assist families at time of need in the care of their loved ones, I will train you free of charge. I want to see our area support home funerals not as a business, but as a service. This may include church or community groups, etc.

The Good Earth is now working to implement the "One Wash Cloth" concept. At the time of death a hand knitted washcloth can be given to the family to use in the bathing of the deceased. It may be as simple as only washing the face or hands, but many believe that this ritual can bring great peace to the family and help with the grieving process. Please visit: onewashcloth.org.

Phone: 256-655-2170

shelia@thegoodearthllc.com

​​​​​​​​​​​​ Advocacy

  • I want to help empower families to take control of a natural part of life.
  • ​​I am a member of the National Home Funeral Alliance.
  • The Good Earth burial ground is working toward certification by the Green Burial Council.


​​​Education

  • Your rights to care for the deceased in the State of Alabama.
  • Training in caring for the deceased in preparation for a home funeral.
  • What does a "traditional funeral" involve?
  • What is a home funeral?
  • Is a home funeral respectful?
  • What is a green burial?


The services shown are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. The Good Earth, LLC does NOT charge a basic service fee, prices are as stated. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the service you selected.

The Good Earth Burial Ground

Located at 1955 Carter Grove Rd, Hazel Green, Alabama


A green/natural cemetery located in Madison County. The first and only privately owned totally green cemetery in Alabama.


We allow only biodegradable clothing, caskets or shrouds; no embalming; no vaults; no artificial flowers. Only flat field stone markers are allowed in "The Meadow" and larger natural stones in "The Woods", no traditional tombstones (all must be approved by The Good Earth prior to placement). All of these items are provided by the families, The Good Earth does not sell funeral merchandise.


Burial directly into the earth. Allows you to bury your loved one in a natural, park like setting. An eco-friendly alternative to traditional funeral arrangements. We also have a section set aside for pets.


Eco-friendly and affordable yet possibly the most loving and memorable way to lay your loved one to rest.



Home Funeral Guide Services

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​ Home Funeral Guide


  • I will guide you in the care of the deceased from the time of death through the disposition process.


  • I will teach you how you can do as much or as little as you would like in the process of putting your loved one to rest.