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

  • Reprinted from The Chester Telegraph. Chester, VT”

    https://www.chestertelegraph.org/2019/12/16/left-in-andover-steering-toward-the-good-life/» Read More

    Each year the Good Life Center offers a remarkable and unique opportunity for a responsible couple to live at Forest Farm, the historic homestead of Living the Good Life authors Helen and Scott Nearing. Forest Farm is located on the spectacular Cape Rosier Peninsula overlooking Penobscot Bay and the Camden Hills on the Maine coast. Public beaches, biking, kayaking, sailing and hiking ...» Read More
  • Mobility Justice – Mimi Sheller 8-12-2019, 7 pm

    Our Monday Night Meeting series continues with another great presentation on the important issues of our time with Mimi Sheller, author and professor at Drexel University, will discuss her 2 books: “Mobility Justice” and “Island Futures: Caribbean Survival in the Anthropocene”The doors open at 6:30, arrive early to walk the Good Life Center grounds and gardens. Free will donations accepted.» Read More

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Upcoming Events

Monday Night Meeting Starts June 10th!

Artist and activist Rob Shetterly will lead a discussion about climate change and its effects on Monday, June 10th at 7 pm. He will also be discussing the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Blue Hill this summer

See our Events page to check out the complete Monday Night Meeting Series this summer.