Seattle resident mixes love for death and dirt for afterlife wishes

Seattle resident, Grace Seidel, loves gardening and dirt. She recently decided she wants to participate in the Urban Death Project, which turns human remains into compost. October 21, 2014. Photo by Constanza Gallardo.
Seattle resident, Grace Seidel, loves gardening and dirt. She recently decided she wants to participate in the Urban Death Project, which turns human remains into compost. October 21, 2014. Photo by Constanza Gallardo.

 

Grace Seidel, 55, decided to have her body, after dying, to be part of the Urban Death Project in Seattle. Her remains would be be used as compost for an urban garden.

“I don’t need to know that im going to live forever,” said Seidel. “Is not necessary, and it’s perhaps a construct of our fear of death.”

 

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Japanese Brazilian becomes the middle school counselor he needed as a young immigrant

RadioActive Reporter Ann Kane interviews Japanese Brazilian middle school counselor Steve Ono in Seattle.

Ann Kane interviews Steven Ono, Japanese Brazilian middle school counselor in Seattle. October 21, 2014

RadioActive Reporter Ann Kane interviews Japanese Brazilian middle school counselor Steve Ono in Seattle. He has become the counselor he needed as an 11-year-old immigrant to the U.S.

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Reporters capture unique angles in the field

Constanza Gallardo reports in the field
NPR Next Generation Radio reporter Constanza Gallardo shoots photos of subject Grace Seidel while covering a story in Seattle on Oct. 21, 2014.

Reporters for NPR’s Next Generation Radio began their projects as part of a week-long multimedia training project.

Constanza Gallardo’s story revolves around Seattle resident Grace Seidel, who is fascinated by the Urban Death Project and wants her remains turned into compost.