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Summer Open Hours

Opening Thursday, June 18th. We will be open Thursdays through Mondays,1pm to 5 pm. For tours, individual appointments, and group visits call 207.374.5386. Volunteers of all ages are welcome for garden, maintenance, and library tasks. Come visit us! (Suggested donation: $5 per adult.)

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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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For Sale: Historic property in Vermont


Designed and crafted by Scott and Helen Nearing, leaders of the “Back to the Land” movement.  These unique and beautiful structures were designed by the Nearing’s for sustainable and simple living, and built to incorporate Vermont native stone in a natural setting.  10+ wooded acres includes garden space, pond, garage/sugarhouse, workshop, carport, toolshed and screen house.  Attached apartment and 2 separate cottages for extended families/friends or rentals.  Main house has 3500 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Spectacular view of Stratton Mountain from front with wooded seclusion in back    Lovingly cared for and improved by current…
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2015 Summer Programs

******Yoga classes for all levels, beginners to advanced!! At the Good Life Center every Friday morning 8:30-9:30am during July and August******** Starting July 10th, Iyengar teacher Kim Peralta will lead the hour long yoga sessions every Friday morning. Suggested donation $10. Come join the fun!!!!

Monday, July 6th, 7pm– Zoe Weil, author, educator, president and cofounder of the Institute for Humane Education will lead the discussion and share a hopeful, viable, and exciting vision for creating a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

Monday, July 13th, 7pm– Neil Lash, educator and gardener, will share his experience with his Seed Saving…
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