carefully arranged leaves, woodchips, mushrooms, and other plant life on a bed of dirt

Become soil when you die

Death is profound, momentous, and beyond our understanding. With an approach that is as practical as it is meaningful, Recompose connects the end of life to the natural world.

mossy stones, tree bark, pinecone, and other greenery on a mauve background
mossy stones, tree bark, pinecone, and other greenery on a mauve background

Soil to Soil

Picture the forest floor. Rich earth continually replenished by fallen trees, dry leaves, and bright moss. New roots reach through each layer, drawing nutrients into branches high above. Recompose uses the principles of nature to transform our dead into soil.

dried woodchips, leaves and dirt on a green background
dried woodchips, leaves and dirt on a green background

A Relationship with Death

Death is an essential part of life. It is as remarkable, in its own way, as birth.

The end of life, though heart-wrenching, can be beautiful. Talking about our mortality can be comforting, and death care can be both straightforward and healing.

fresh spring leaves, budding flowers and a mushroom on sage background
fresh spring leaves, budding flowers and a mushroom on sage background

Life After Death

Healthy soil is vital for an ecosystem to thrive. It regulates moisture, sequesters carbon, and sustains plants, animals, and humans.

Recompose was born from research on the soil cycle. Soil created by Recompose will nurture growth on the same forest floor that inspired its creation, allowing us to give back to the earth that nourishes us all our lives.

Land Acknowledgement

Recompose acknowledges we make our lives and livelihoods on the lands of the Coast Salish People, specifically the Duwamish People. We honor with gratitude the Duwamish People past and present, the land itself, and the Duwamish Tribe.

Colonization is an active, persistent process. Indigenous communities continue to be resilient in protecting their ecological and cultural lifeways and deathways despite ongoing oppression. Recompose respects, shares, and supports this commitment to climate healing and environmental justice. Join Recompose in contributing to Real Rent Duwamish.

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