Welcome to the Historic Homesteadnof 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.
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2017 Monday Night Speaker Series

nThis summer, u201cLiving Sanely in a Troubled Worldu201d, the byline to the Nearingu2019s most influential book Living the Good Life, is the central concept of our Monday Night Speaker Series. Authors, filmmakers, academics and farmers will address issues of sustainability and coping in a troubled political and economic landscape.nnOur First Speaker ~ July 3: Amanda Gustin | u201cHippies, Freaks and the Counter Culture of the u201860su201d Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Folklife Center will speak about the Nearingsu2019 influence on the counterculture of the u201860s and u201870s.