Katrina Spade

When I die, recompose me

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What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die, instead of being embalmed and buried or turned to ash? Join Katrina Spade as she discusses "recomposition" — a system that uses the natural decomposition process to turn our deceased into life-giving soil, honoring both the earth and the departed.

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Katrina Spade · Inventor, designer, death care advocate

Katrina Spade created a system called "recomposition" that transforms human bodies into soil, so that we can return to the earth after we die.

Katrina Spade created a system called "recomposition" that transforms human bodies into soil, so that we can return to the earth after we die.