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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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The Garden at Forest Farm


The stone walled garden at Forest Farm has inspired generations of homesteaders, farmers, and home gardeners to grow their own food. Aligned with the Nearing’s vegetarian lifestyle, no animal products are used to fertilize the garden. The 100 x 100 organic garden receives plenty of plant based compost and cover crops to keep it producing an amazing amount and array of vegetables. School groups, summer campers, and visitors from around the world learn about the many aspects of raising successful organic crops by visiting the garden that is lovingly cared for by the resident stewards and staff of the…
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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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