Welcome to the Historic Homestead
of Scott & Helen Nearing

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 the non-exploitation of animals.
The Good Life Center is currently closed for the 2020 season. However, we will re-open for the 2021 season, from Memorial Day through Indigenous Peoples Day. Please watch this space for news & announcements about our visiting & gathering guidelines, including measures such as social distancing and face coverings, which will depend on the situation as it unfolds in 2021. Find the Good Life Center on InstagramFind the Good Life Center on Facebook

Recent News

  • U.F.Os In Our Present Situation

    In the Summer 1952 issue of World Events, Scott Nearing headlined his article “The Flying Saucer Mystery” ahead of Recent Events in Korea, Preparations for Collective Suicide and his acerbic dismissal of John Dewey upon that educator’s death: “He and Sigmund Freud did more than any other men in the present generation to perpetuate the myth of individualism and glorify ...» Read More
  • Crises in the Land of the Oligarchs

    by Henry Zacchini – August 2020 At turn of the current century, my wife and I were Resident Stewards at the Good Life Center for a couple of years. As the present economic and political crisis has evolved, it has brought me back to one of the last crises in the US; namely the 911 attacks. While the nature of ...» Read More
  • Scott Nearing and Black America

    by John Saltmarsh – July 2020 As our country once again confronts the racism so deeply embedded in American culture, perhaps this is a good time to revisit Scott Nearing’s writings on Black Americans and racism in the United States. What, if anything, do his writings lend to our understanding of Scott Nearing and of racial discrimination today? Scott wrote ...» Read More

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