Registrations are now fully booked for Eco Coffin Project 2021. CLICK HERE To register your interest for the next Eco Coffin Project.

We are very excited to announce that the 2021 Eco Coffin Project workshop series has sold out!

Fifteen lucky participants will commence their journey on Sun 28 Feb, learning all about natural burial options, and creating their own eco coffin or shroud for display at our SALA exhibition at the Civic Centre in August. Their stories will be documented through a blog on our website; stay tuned for further details!

2021 Program

ECP participants will attend a series of workshops to raise their awareness of natural burial options and to explore the concept of sustainable dying as part of sustainable living. They will then share their knowledge and experiences with the broader community through a public art exhibition of the eco coffins and shrouds they have created as part of the project.

The initial workshops run over four consecutive Sunday afternoons in Feb/March 2021. Participants then have four months to make/and or decorate their own eco-coffin or shroud before the exhibition, which will take place in August at Gawler Civic Centre as part of the SALA Festival. We are very grateful to the Town of Gawler for providing the exhibition space.

There are only 15 places available and two thirds have been booked already. Please book soon if you would like to join us on this remarkable journey!

Sun 28 Feb, 12:00pm – 4:30pm: Pushing Up Daisies Workshop

Sun 7 Mar, 12:30pm – 4:30pm: Site Visit & lunch: Crematorium Behind-the-Scene Tour & the 2 Natural Burial grounds in SA

Sun 14 Mar, 12:30pm – 4:30pm: Eco-coffin assembly & shroud wrapping demo

Sun 21 Mar, 12:30pm – 4:30pm: Guest Speakers: End Of Life Guide, Cooling Board demo, End of Life Resort, Burial in private land

April – July: Making and decorating your eco-coffin or shroud at your home with monthly zoom checkins.

August: SALA 2021 exhibition of our eco-coffins and shrouds Gawler Civic Centre.


Due to the support of our amazing major sponsor, Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, the participant fee is only $100. This includes the workshop sessions, all workshop materials, afternoon teas, and the group SALA registration fee for the exhibition.

Your costs (optional):

NOTE: If you choose not to make a shroud or decorate an eco-coffin you can just attend the 4 workshops at the price of $100.

Shroud materials: You will fund the cost of any materials you require to make your shroud.

Eco-Coffin: If you would like to buy one of our flat-pack eco-wood coffins the cost price is $600, which may vary nominally depending on exchange rate fluctuations.



Next Steps:

After you have booked your place through Eventbrite, and paid your $100 fee, you will receive two separate emails. The first is a receipt, the second is a Registration Form to complete, which also provides more information about the project. This is where you can nominate to work on a shroud or eco-coffin should you choose to do so.

Further Information:

Please contact facilitator Abby Buckley:

Our 2021 Eco Coffin Project was linked with Prince Phillip’s eco coffin on ABC Breakfast Radio on Tuesday 13 April 2021. Hear the interview between our Facilitator, Abby Buckley, and Ali Clarke on the link below starting at 1:58:15

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