Growth Rings

Imagining a Good Death: A Better Place Forests Conversation with Katy Butler

The author of The Art of Dying Well offers the lessons she’s learned from the hundreds of people who shared their stories of losing loved ones. It starts, she explains, with getting “clear on what...

Family, The Journey, End of Life Planning

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Overcoming the Resistance to Change: A Better Place Forests Conversation with Sallie Tisdale

The author offers what she’s learned about the process of death — both for the dying and those they love — from her experience as a practicing palliative care nurse. 

The Journey, End of Life Planning, End of Life Plans

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How to Have The Conversation That’s So Hard Most People Simply Don’t Have It

At Better Place Forests, we believe that the beauty of life doesn’t end with death. That’s why we’re pioneering the first sustainable alternative to cemeteries, and sparking a much needed dialog...

Family, Resources, The Journey

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Mendocino Better Place Forest Opening

Our First Forest is Open, and There’s More to Come

Architecture, Our Story, The Journey

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A Long Overdue Mendocino Forest Update!

Our Forest Steward Terri Heath discussing her thoughts on a new area.

The Journey

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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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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 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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