The Good Life Center will be closed to the public for the 2020 season.

Please watch this page for ways you can connect with the Good Life Center and explore Forest Farm online this summer.

This summer, we hope to offer Virtual Tours of the Nearings’ organic gardens and their last hand-built stone home, as well as other events and information online.

Helen and Scott Nearing’s books are still available for purchase here on our website.

Since we are not endowed, we rely solely on donations and book sales to support our work.

Thank you for your support!

Farm Tours will be suspended until further notice.

For updates as the summer progresses, please join our mailing list.

Educational Programs

The Nearing homesteads have always been places where people come to learn. Helen and Scott had a long history as teachers, both formally and informally. In their lifetimes thousands of visitors, many of them young people, arrived at their doorstep in order to hear about their philosophy, learn practical homesteading skills, and gain inspiration. Educational programs at The Good Life Center have been created to keep the Nearing spirit alive, inspiring each coming generation and exposing students to an alternative worldview and way of life.

Physical Address

The Good Life Center
372 Harborside Road (on Cape Rosier in Brooksville)
Harborside, Maine, 04642 USA


Contact Information

The Good Life Center
P. O. Box 37
Brooksville Maine, 04617 USA.

Farm: (207) 326-8211 (June-Sept.)
Farm Manager: (207) 374-5386 (year-round)