Campo de Estrellas is a conservation cemetery in Smithville, TX. Our project works to reconnect and reconcile people from diverse backgrounds to nature, spirituality, mortality, and each other through conservation burial.

Workshops

Conservation Burial

Green burial is highly-effective yet under-utilized form of climate action that allows us to reconcile our inescapable human imposition on our land by returning to the earth with real intention. It is at once an ancient and radically modern practice in which human remains are interred directly into the earth, without the use of any toxic substances or preservatives, and either with no container at all or in 100% natural and biodegradable shrouds or coffins.  Conservation burial incorporates green burial practices into a larger plan of careful habitat restoration and preservation to create deeply meaningful natural spaces for contemplation, remembrance, and gratitude. Moreover, conservation burial tends to be a significantly more affordable–and thus more widely accessible–option for dignified burial than mainstream alternatives.

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“I could ask for no better monument over my grave than a good mesquite tree, its roots down deep like those of people who belong to the soil, its hardy branches, leaves and fruit holding memories of the soil.” — J. Frank Dobie

The Team

A funeral director, a lawyer, and a retired nurse walk into a field…

…and a vision is born.  A vision of a place that will inspire people to think differently about death, dying, and legacy.  A vision of a place that will become a refuge for wildlife, rich in biodiversity, color, and life.  A vision of a place that becomes a focal point for a larger community that believes in the importance of setting aside space for nature, memory, and rustic beauty.

Whether you join us for a workshop, a rewilding day, or make Campo de Estrellas part of your end-of-life planning, we welcome you as part of our team and circle of friends.

In the word of #naturalburial, we’re often blazing trails metaphorically. But sometimes, like today, it’s literal and #nofilter.

In the word of #naturalburial, we’re often blazing trails metaphorically. But sometimes, like today, it’s literal and #nofilter. ...

Announcing two upcoming dates for our virtual conservation cemetery workshops!

Join us to learn:
*The history and future vision of Campo de Estrellas...
*The laws surrounding conservation burial and establishing a conservation cemetery...
*How to plan for this type of burial.

Looking forward to seeing you! 
**Registration link in bio**

Announcing two upcoming dates for our virtual conservation cemetery workshops!

Join us to learn:
*The history and future vision of Campo de Estrellas...
*The laws surrounding conservation burial and establishing a conservation cemetery...
*How to plan for this type of burial.

Looking forward to seeing you!
**Registration link in bio**
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Wild turkey eggs at Campo de Estrellas.

Wild turkey eggs at Campo de Estrellas. ...

A tiny native iris, the Prairie Nymph, visits Campo de Estrellas.

A tiny native iris, the Prairie Nymph, visits Campo de Estrellas. ...

Welcome to Campo de Estrellas, a community Conservation Cemetery located between Smithville and Flatonia, Texas in the small settlement of Kovar. Campo de Estrellas is also an educational program that seeks to introduce people to the concept of conservation cemeteries and to provide inspiration to groups and individuals who are interested in starting similar projects. #greencemetery, #earthburials, #conservationcemetery

Welcome to Campo de Estrellas, a community Conservation Cemetery located between Smithville and Flatonia, Texas in the small settlement of Kovar. Campo de Estrellas is also an educational program that seeks to introduce people to the concept of conservation cemeteries and to provide inspiration to groups and individuals who are interested in starting similar projects. #greencemetery, #earthburials, #conservationcemetery ...

Today was a big day for Campo de Estrellas. We actually began to to cut the paths through the trees and brush that will give shape to the cemetery and make all parts of the property accessible for burials. We are very excited! And the trees and wildflowers are beautiful!

Today was a big day for Campo de Estrellas. We actually began to to cut the paths through the trees and brush that will give shape to the cemetery and make all parts of the property accessible for burials. We are very excited! And the trees and wildflowers are beautiful! ...

New life begins at the cemetery

New life begins at the cemetery ...

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Contact Us

Campo de Estrellas Conservation Cemetery


Kovar, Texas 78941
inquiries@campodeestrellas.co

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