Fiber artist Julie Moore with her handmade custom burial coffin, made of heavy organic cotton cording wrapped with strips of colorful fabric and molded to the body in her workshop Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Moore, 56, who lives in the Fairview Community in southern Wake County has been making biodegradable urns and shrouds for green burials for years and is now making larger biodegradable burial coffins of the same organic fabric of heavier cording. Biodegradable coffins and related items are required for green burials.
Fiber artist Julie Moore with her handmade custom burial coffin, made of heavy organic cotton cording wrapped with strips of colorful fabric and molded to the body in her workshop Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Moore, 56, who lives in the Fairview Community in southern Wake County has been making biodegradable urns and shrouds for green burials for years and is now making larger biodegradable burial coffins of the same organic fabric of heavier cording. Biodegradable coffins and related items are required for green burials. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Fiber artist Julie Moore with her handmade custom burial coffin, made of heavy organic cotton cording wrapped with strips of colorful fabric and molded to the body in her workshop Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Moore, 56, who lives in the Fairview Community in southern Wake County has been making biodegradable urns and shrouds for green burials for years and is now making larger biodegradable burial coffins of the same organic fabric of heavier cording. Biodegradable coffins and related items are required for green burials. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

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July 29, 2016 3:15 PM

Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh now offers green burials

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