Good Ground Great Beyond is 63 acres of land in Midcoast Maine available for individuals and communities to contemplate, remember and engage death differently. The intention for the land is to become a contemplative community sanctuary, memorial park and scattering garden and space for open air cremation. Our mission is to gather minds and hearts together in ongoing and active support of making open air cremation an option available to the community.
Our cultural relationship to death and engagement with the reality of death is gradually evolving. With this evolution comes growing awareness of our unique needs and inclinations regarding death ritual and disposition options. Open air cremation is a preferred final rite of many throughout the world and offers very direct and meaningful engagement with the transformations of our deceased loved ones.
The When You Die staff is committed to bringing death back into our everyday conversations as an integral part of our human journey.