Pepper. Or “Yoda” as she is sometimes known!
For over 30 years the Forensic Anthropology Centre has used body farms for research and training.
1.3 acres of land are used to study human decomposition under various circumstances. They study everything from the rate of bacterial decomposition to foreign organisms feeding on the body. All of this information is then used to help forensic anthropologists, pathologists, and crime scene investigators pinpoint time of death among other things.
There are about 5 ‘farms’ of this type in the country.
You can make arrangements to have your body donated to the farm.
It sounds morbid but they’re actually fascinating. We only have a couple here in the UK but the work and research done on these farms helps to make leaps and bounds in criminal cases.
I like reading forensic journals.