In Viroqua, a newly approved green burial site will honor a community`s decades of attachment to the land
VIROQUA - When Gail Frie moved to Viroqua in the 1990s, he noticed a divide in the small western Wisconsin city between older residents, many of them farmers, and younger progressives who`d come there seeking a quieter life.

It`s not an uncommon split, especially in more rural areas. But in time, Frie noticed the relationship improving — bolstered by a shared value of the land and a desire to protect it.

Those shared values, Frie suspects, are what has generated across-the-board excitement about a new venture for the local cemetery: green burial....


- - Volume: 10 - WEEK: 39 Date: 9/19/2022 10:47:26 AM -