Events at The Good Life Center

2022 Summer and Fall at the Farm

Join us for a Balm-Making Workshop on October 15

On Saturday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Geraldine Lavin, founder of Suntrap Botanical, will present a workshop at the Good Life Center on botanical ingredients and their restorative properties.  Participants will learn how to create their own balm and will leave the workshop with a jar of balm made within the class. Lavin has taught classes on herbal medicine and gardening at Yale University, Bard College, and at a range of conferences, retreats, and food co-ops. Rain date will be Sunday, October 16.  For more information or directions to the Good Life Center, contact Warren Berkowitz at 374-5386

2022 Summer Speaker Series a Tremendous Success

Authors and activists highlighted the 2022 Good Life Center’s Summer Speaker Series, held at 4:00 each Sunday.  The Good Life Center was proud to welcome educator Patrick Donovan on the intersection of social justice and climate change; educator Bill Case on pre-war fascism and its historical relevance; Nearing scholar Greg Joly on the “green economy”; author Lynne Cherry on inspiring a next generation’s activism; marine scientist Abby Barrows on micro-plastics in our oceans; Maine poet laureate Julia Bouwsma reading from her poetry on the natural world; University of Maine professor Gretchen Legler on Woodsqueer, her recent memoir of homesteading; and author Margot Kelley reading from her new book, Foodtopia, a history of the homesteading movement.   Each presentation inspired spirited conversation and further thought, true to the many discussions historically hosted by Helen and Scott.

Previous seasons of the Good Life Center Speaker Series may be accessed on youtube.

Harvest Festival took place on Saturday, September 3, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. The event featured yoga overlooking Penobscot Bay, tours of the property, food from the Forest Farm garden, and live music provided by Lara Herscovitch, a Connecticut State Troubadour, and Brooksville’s own folk musician Curtis Brand.  Attendees brought picnics, blankets, lawn chairs, and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at Forest Farm.