County focuses on water mitigation measures for Tassajara Valley cemetery
Original post made on Mar 5, 2013
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on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:45 am
This cemetery is misguided, yet another attempt at despoiling the Tassajara Valley to make money off of an agricultural zoned property. These uses spew toxics into the ground as human bodies decay.
We have the New Farm to its north that would be better called Fake Farm. And now we have a proposed "Dead Farm" to the south where toxicly altered bodies will be planted into our ecosystem.
Stop this insanity. Take your cemetery somewhere else, or use the existing ones in the area, which have more than enough capicity these days with more and more people opting for cremation and memory walls.
Additionally, yet another stupid reason to use water for monster green lawns, in a place that has no place for these lawns. How about requiring the cemetery to use gray water, that they pay to pipe in themselves, so they can avoid over taxing the aquifer.
Fight this travesty, say "NO To Dead Farm"
or better yet: "Dead Farm: Dead on Arrival!!!"
on Mar 6, 2013 at 7:25 am
Why the need for a traditional "green lawn" cemetery?
Why not the natural native golden grasses already growing in this area?
Nature's own xeriscape.
on May 22, 2014 at 1:54 pm
I am outraged that this is even being proposed! We live in an area where lawns should be considered a luxury, and yet this group is proposing a huge lawn and landscaping for over 45 acres? If there is a need for a cemetery in the area, why not let nature landscape it?
I understand, sort of, some peoples' need to have a destination to "visit" their loved ones. My father died in October 2013 and my mother January 2014. They were cremated and their remains placed in Urns in a Memorial Garden. This was my sister's wish. I wanted to scatter them. She has yet to visit. No one in the family has.
From what I read in the article, there are cemeteries already existing in the Bay Area with Vacancies. Sound to me like someone aims to capitalize on families in mourning.