Pre-Arranging a Green Burial at
Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery

The requirements for a body to be buried at PCCC are the body may NOT be embalmed and must be prepared for burial in a biodegradable shroud or container. A shroud can be as simple as a cotton sheet. Some examples of biodegradable containers are caskets made of wicker, reed, cardboard or a natural wood casket. There can be no finishes or metal hardware. Vaults are not allowed at PCCC, and all graves are dug by hand. Here is how to pre-arrange for burial at PCCC:


Have your client complete our Burial Preference form, a planning tool we have designed for PCCC. When we receive a completed copy of the form we treat it as a general reservation or space taken in the cemetery. Keep a copy of the completed Burial Preference Form in your file. Provide a copy of the completed form to your customer to keep with their death care documents. 

VERY IMPORTANT: Send a copy of the completed form to PCCC at:
Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery
7204 SE County Road 234
Gainesville, FL 32641


The fee for burial is $2,000 (or $650 for cremains) and is normally paid at the time of service. However, if your client chooses to prepay you may collect our fee of $2000 and hold it in trust until the time of burial. Our fee is for opening and closing the grave. We do not sell land rights for individual plots; PCCC retains ownership of all the land for management as a conservation area. 


For each ceremony we provide up to 40 chairs at the burial site. Our staff will be present to guide the family throughout the entire burial process and help as little or as much as the family desires. We also provide a free two-inch brass marker with the deceased’s name and dates. In addition to the marker, the grave can also be found using GPS, accessible through this link via smart phone.


Prairie Creek Lodge is available to rent for services/receptions. Please call for more information. Patrons may also plant a regionally native plant on or nearby a gravesite; you can find more information about our donation-funded plant program by following this link. Depending on the location, patrons may be able to place a bench in the vicinity of their loved one’s site. Benches must be made according to our criteria, placed in a location in compliance with our conservation easement, and require a $500 placement fee. For more information about our plant program or bench placement, please contact our staff.


Collaborate with family and PCCC to set the burial date and specific details. Provide us with the general size of the deceased, whether they plan to be shrouded or in a container, and any other relevant dimensions.


Transport body to PCCC at designated time and bring a copy of the transit permit for our file. Please also provide a plastic name-tag somewhere on the body or in the container.


Follow directions listed here ➤