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Hours

The Good Life Center will reopen for the season on Thursday, June 22nd.

We will be open Thursdays thru Mondays, 1 pm to 5 pm, June 22nd thru Labor Day. Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm to 5pm from Labor Day thru Columbus Day.

For group visitations and individual appointments, please call WB at 207-374-5386.

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Mission

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

This summer, “Living Sanely in a Troubled World”, the byline to the Nearing’s 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.

Our First Speaker ~ July 3: Amanda Gustin | “Hippies, Freaks and the Counter Culture of the ‘60s” Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Folklife Center will speak about the Nearings’ influence on the counterculture of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Click here to view the entire 2017 MNM speaker lineup!

Good Life Center Welcomes 2017 Residents

Currently hailing from Portland, Oregon, Jeanie and Alex are absolutely thrilled to spend summer 2017 caring for and carrying on the Nearings’ legacy. Married on Cape Cod in 2016, as part of their ceremony Jeanie and Alex made a pact to maintain an adventurous and spontaneous spirit. The coast of Maine is calling!

  Jeanie Kirk, a would-be 14th-generation Cape Codder, is a writer, editor, curator, feminist, and environmentalist. Her life has been guided by an ethos and desire to “do good” – a complex and ever changing lens through which to view the world. Jeanie loves exploring the concept of intersectionality and is an avid,…
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