Proposed 'green' cemetery concerns its future neighbors

There are 94 comments on the The Macon Telegraph story from Mar 21, 2008, titled Proposed 'green' cemetery concerns its future neighbors. In it, The Macon Telegraph reports that:

“One reason we picked the site is because it's on a hill”

The proposal for a natural or "green" cemetery in Bibb County has some nearby residents upset and the cemetery owners attempting to explain the concept. via The Macon Telegraph

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Summerland Man

Roberta, GA

#81 May 12, 2008
qmyrtle wrote:
I have many followers I love to talk environmental bs to all the people at the church.
They think I am wonderful. haha if they only knew.
Gosh....I think you are wonderful too. Will you bury me if I die before you?
wondering

Watseka, IL

#82 May 16, 2008
I rode by the purpose human dump. at the enterances was three buzzards setting in a dead tree. maybe this was "mother earth" or "the chickem plucker" or "mr. know it all." could have been the 3 from planning and zone that vote to have the dump on davis road. Anyway i lmao..
Summerland Man

Roberta, GA

#83 May 19, 2008
LOL that is amusing. Sorry to disappoint, but no one is buried there yet, but alas, none of us are dead yet.
Summerland Man

Roberta, GA

#84 May 19, 2008
Perhaps you'd like to buy the first plot.

“Careful! This old dawg bites!”

Since: Dec 07

Near You

#85 Jun 2, 2008
Phillip wrote:
The cemetery is going to happen. The company has drastically cut back its plans based on input from the neighbors. 750 graves, down from 7500 on 10 acres, down from 50 acres, and now they have a 1000 ft buffer on all sides. Still, neighbors are not satisfied. Well you just can't please some folks. They will gripe no matter how many concessions are made. So if they want a fight...they'll get it. Personally, I think the company has bent over backwards for its neighbors. They've gone far beyond what the average citizen would have done to asuade the ignorant.
Green Graveyards? <Bahahaha) Like Green Weddings and Organic Food make no sense.

Burial is Green, Weddings can't be and all food is Organic..

Now here is a more important issue..

Ear Hair!! It's Green I'm sure, but what purpose does it serve other then to blow in the wind driving a man totally nuts..
earwig

Butler, GA

#86 Jun 3, 2008
It's there to keep cooties from getting in yer ears.

“Careful! This old dawg bites!”

Since: Dec 07

Near You

#87 Jun 3, 2008
earwig wrote:
It's there to keep cooties from getting in yer ears.
I am so grateful to you for letting me know about these fur balls growing in my ears err keeping cooties out my ears, but that doesn't explain these 2" wire brushes my eye brows are doing. God forbid the two ever meet. But ya know, your explanation about the cooties and my ears does give me some insight about the Brillo Pad thing that is going on in my nose.

You have Great Wisdom O kind person.

So much for growing old gracefully.

Your Truly The Dawg
Karma

Macon, GA

#88 Jun 22, 2008
Phillip wrote:
The cemetery is going to happen. The company has drastically cut back its plans based on input from the neighbors. 750 graves, down from 7500 on 10 acres, down from 50 acres, and now they have a 1000 ft buffer on all sides. Still, neighbors are not satisfied. Well you just can't please some folks. They will gripe no matter how many concessions are made. So if they want a fight...they'll get it. Personally, I think the company has bent over backwards for its neighbors. They've gone far beyond what the average citizen would have done to asuade the ignorant.
I have just been setting here reading all these blogs and the first conclusion I reached was this:
For this Phillip to set on a board of a company attempting to come in here and start a new company, he is not professional at all in his remarks.
Karma

Macon, GA

#89 Jun 22, 2008
How does the company propose to keep the buried separate from murder victims? This would provide a perfect dumping ground for murder victims.
I have a good idea for all of you who want the green cemetary.
Since relatives won't be able to visit because of all the body parts strung around and smelling, WHY DON'T YOU ALL DONATE YOUR BODIES TO THE BODY FARM IN TN?
They have a purpose: Research for bodies found in various states of decompositon. Look it up on the net. That would solve our problem here. Another alternative would be to donate your body to science.
Thanks, Krossing Karma
Karma

Macon, GA

#90 Jun 22, 2008
wondering wrote:
I rode by the purpose human dump. at the enterances was three buzzards setting in a dead tree. maybe this was "mother earth" or "the chickem plucker" or "mr. know it all." could have been the 3 from planning and zone that vote to have the dump on davis road. Anyway i lmao..
I heard that there are bodies already there and the area is now infested with buzzards and/or other vultures.
Karma

Macon, GA

#91 Jun 22, 2008
Summerland Man wrote:
LOL that is amusing. Sorry to disappoint, but no one is buried there yet, but alas, none of us are dead yet.
I heard yesterday that there is burials already there and the area is infested with buzzards.
interesting

United States

#92 Jun 24, 2008
I heard the lots are very cheap. wonder who you have to see to purchase one...
Phillip

Roberta, GA

#93 Jun 25, 2008
The cemetery is not yet open for business. There have been no burials there, nor will there be until the site has passed inspection by the State Board of Cemeterians. This will be a state regulated site.

For updates on the progress of the cemetery, or to contact the owners, please see our website:
http://www.summerlandnaturalcemetery.com

Be advised, both the cemetery and the website are a work in progress. Check back often for updates.

Incidentally, Karma - Sky burials are not permitted at Summerland Natural Cemetery :)
Phillip

Roberta, GA

#94 Jun 25, 2008
Karma wrote:
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I heard yesterday that there is burials already there and the area is infested with buzzards.
Gossip and rumors are not the truth. Please feel free to contact us for factual information about the cemetery.

http://www.summerlandnaturalcemetery.com

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