Honey Creek Woodlands (HCW) is a natural/conservation burial ground located deep in the woods at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. The burial grounds are open to people of all faiths in keeping with the monastic tradition of welcoming all. The monastery lands consist of over 2200 acres and almost 1000 of those acres are under permanent protection. It is within these protected acres that you will find, nestled amongst the rolling hills and streams, the green burial grounds of Honey Creek Woodlands.
Natural burial without embalming or the use of vaults with a simple wooden casket or shroud is known to many as green burial. Natural burial that serves a higher conservational purpose by being part of efforts to restore or protect a significant tract of land is known as conservation burial. Honey Creek Woodlands is proud to have obtained the highest level of certification offered by the Green Burial Council as a conservation burial ground.
Honey Creek Woodlands is protecting a natural area that is part of a larger 8000 acre conservation effort called the Arabia Mountain Heritage Corridor along the South River. The conservation easement for HCW is held by the Georgia Piedmont Land Trust.