Growth Rings

Breathtaking First Visits To The Mendocino Forest...

If you’ve been following us on our blog or on Facebook for a while, you know it’s been quite the journey to this point. From coming up with the idea for Better Place Forests, moving to California,...

The Journey

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The Visitor Experience: The Better Place Design Team Shows Off Their Ideas

Last Monday we had the opportunity to sit down with our design team (comprised of the incredibly talented Fletcher Studio, Min | Day and Matsys Design) and see some fleshed out designs for both the...

Architecture, Design, The Journey

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It Begins! Details From Our Architecture Kickoff Meeting In Mendocino

Last Monday was a milestone day for Better Place Forests as we had our architecture kickoff meeting on site in Mendocino.

Architecture, Design

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5 Memorial Details to Discuss With Your Family

Not too long ago, planning you and your family’s memorial was a straightforward proposition. More likely than not, you or a family member would purchase burial plots at the local cemetery and there...

Cremation, Family, Helpful Information, Resources

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3 Reasons Better Place Forests is Different Than Spreading on Your Own

The majority of people I’ve spoken with are inquiring about Better Place Forests because they have been responsible for a family member’s ashes in the past. It’s never a straightforward situation.

Cremation, Resources

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7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself When Choosing a Memorial

Over the last 2 years we’ve spoken with hundreds of families like yours as we’ve created Better Place Forests. In doing so, we’ve noticed the topics that come up the most when someone is going...

Cremation, Resources

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From Concept to 850+ Family Tree Memorials Reserved

I’m writing this update so I can share with everyone all the things we’ve done since you showed your support and interest in Better Place Forests. From finding the land for our first forest and...

Our Story, The Journey

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Why Do People Choose Cremation Today?

Cremation is a relatively new trend in American history. In 1960, only 3.5% of Americans chose cremation. Today, nearly half of Americans choose cremation and almost 70% of Baby Boomers will choose...

Cremation, Resources

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Why I Started Better Place Forests - Sandy Gibson

My parents died when I was very young.

Our Story, The Journey, Uncategorized

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Why I Started Better Place Forests - Jamie Knowlton

On March 1, 2014, six and a half years after beginning my career in investment banking and one month after getting married, my wife Karen and I began a year-long sabbatical to travel the world. If...

Our Story, The Journey

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