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Summer/Fall Open Hours

We are now closed for the season! Thank you to all our many visitors, volunteers, speakers, Board members, and staff for a wonderful season. The Good Life Center was host to over 1300 guests this season from all over the world and the US, including group visits from Colby College, Kroka Adventure Camp, Maine Master Gardeners, Sumner High School, and senior groups from Blue Hill, Ellsworth, and MDI. Our speaker series and workshops were well received by hundreds of guests. It was sad to say goodbye to our resident stewards Sam and Claire, but we wish them well on their…
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Mission

The mission of the Good Life Center is to perpetuate the legacy of Helen and Scott Nearing. The Good Life Center, through its programming and preservation of the historic Forest Farm homestead, advocates for simple and sustainable living skills, social and economic justice, organic gardening and vegetarianism.

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Message from Summer Residents

Forest Farm is a beacon to all who value simple, sane living in a complex world. The Nearings pursued an experiment in alternative living to see if they could remove themselves as much as possible from market capitalism and rely instead on their own hard work to provide for themselves. They succeeded. They showed generations of citizens that we can live according to our principles, rather than abide by the dominant power structures that maintain the status quo. Forest Farm breathes new energy into tired lives. It reminds us that sustainable, vegetarian living is a possible and necessary form of activism. It is a happy, powerful…
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