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 will be open for visitors from Memorial Day through Indigenous Peoples Day. Enjoy the Nearings’ home, gardens, yurts, and trails. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

The Good Life Center also welcomes guests to its 2022 Sunday Summer Speaker Series beginning July 3.  For more details and a complete listing of speakers, please visit the Events page.

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Recent News

  • The Good Life Center seeks Resident Stewards for 2021

    This recent article published by Bangor Daily News describes the history and significance of the Resident Steward position at Forest Farm. The Good Life Center is still seeking Resident Stewards for the 2021 Season. Click here to read more about the position and how to apply.» Read More
  • The Good Life Center Fall 2020 Newsletter

    The Good Life Center’s three new board members have long-reaching connections to Forest Farm. Which one first visited Helen Nearing in 1982 (pictured above)? Find out in the Fall 2020 Good Life Center Newsletter here!» Read More
  • Former GLC Board Chair, Jocelyn Langer, joins NOFA/Mass as Executive Director

    by Greg Joly I have a vivid memory of meeting the Langer/Defranza family at a spring Good Life Center Group of Stewards retreat in 1997 or so. Helen had passed less than 2 years before and the Trust for Public Land was in charge of a 3 year interregnum that was designed to make a fledgling GLC into an independent, ...» Read More

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Upcoming Events

Watch this space for upcoming announcements regarding the 2022 Summer Speaker Series.