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.

Come visit Forest Farm!

Recent News

  • Clara Baker Joins the GLC as Development Coordinator

    Clara Baker Joins the GLC as Development Coordinator

    Clara Baker joins The Good Life Center as Development Coordinator this month. She comes to GLC with more than 12 years experience in nonprofit work, including 10 years directing the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, serving on the board of Downeast GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network), and fundraising for MDI’s Island Housing Trust. Clara was born in Maine and raised ...» Read More
  • Resident Stewards Chris & Carol from 2018 will be back in 2019!

    Resident Stewards Chris & Carol from 2018 will be back in 2019!

    The Good Life Center was so fortunate that our 2018 Resident Stewards, Carole Crawford and Chris Morrison, from Portland, Maine will be back next year as Resident Stewards again. We look forward to their energy and positive interactions from last year to our next season from June through October 2019. If you never got a chance to meet them, here ...» Read More
  • Fall Stewards Gathering, November 4th, 2018

    The Board and the Stewards are gathering as we do every year to talk about the past season and prepare for the ongoing future of the Good Life Center. This past Season was another great one with many visitors and our Resident Stewards jumped into the Good Life with gusto.  The board has been working with a nonprofit consultant Gary ...» Read More

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Upcoming Events

Monday Night Speaker Series

“Living Sanely in a Troubled World”, the byline to Helen and Scott’s most influential book, Living the Good Life, is the central concept for the Good Life Center’s Summer Speaker Series. Presentations by activists, authors, farmers, homesteaders, and academics will address many of today’s most important issues by providing information, strategies, and ways to positively cope and thrive in our troubled economic, political, and spiritual landscape.

All talks begin at 7:00 PM. The house opens at 6:30 PM. Click the link below for the schedule of speakers for 2018!