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  • The Good Life Center Welcomes the 2018 Resident Stewards

    The Good Life Center Welcomes the 2018 Resident Stewards

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    The Good Life Center is pleased to welcome the 2018 Resident Stewards, Carole Crawford and Chris Morrison, from Portland, Maine. They will begin their residency in June at Forest Farm, the final homestead of Helen and Scott Nearing in Harborside, ME. Carole and Chris met when they were cross-country ski and mountain bike instructors in LL Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Program. ...» Read More
  • The Good Life Center opens June 21!

    The Good Life Center opens June 21!

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    The Good Life Center Opens for the Season Thursday, June 21 Forest Farm, the final homestead of Helen and Scott Nearing, the prominent back to the land proponents and authors of “The Good Life” will open for the season Thursday, June 21. You can tour the Nearing’s stone house with their extensive library, stone walled gardens, greenhouse, and grounds. Visitors ...» Read More
  • Do you want to live the Goodlife?

    Do you want to live the Goodlife?

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    NEARING RESIDENCY – Description & Application Process Remarkable and unique opportunity on the Maine coast for responsible couple. Live at Forest Farm, historic homestead of Living the Good Life authors Helen and Scott Nearing, on spectacular Cape Rosier peninsula overlooking Penobscot Bay and the Camden Hills. Located near Blue Hill and Deer Isle, Maine, an hour from Acadia National Park ...» Read More
  • A Homesteader’s Journey

    A Homesteader’s Journey

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    It’s the little moments that guided me to my homesteading journey, and it’s the same type of little connective moments that keep me here. My first memory of homesteading is with my little dolls. The tiny moss-covered caves, inside the rock wall marking the property’s edge, is where they wanted to live—barefoot and with leaves for their handmade clothing, with ...» Read More
  • The Good Life Center Annual Appeal Letter, 2017

    The Good Life Center Annual Appeal Letter, 2017

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      Dear Friends of Forest Farm, Here at Forest Farm, 2017 has been a wonderful year. The house and gardens show the care and attention of many loving hands. Hundreds of visitors have spent time at The Good Life Center and been touched both the beauty of the farm and the continued importance of Scott and Helen’s message of simplicity ...» Read More
  • What’s Wrong With the Attack on Amy Wax

    What’s Wrong With the Attack on Amy Wax

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    While we may not agree with what she says, we in academe should defend her right to say it, argues Jonathan Zimmerman. By Jonathan Zimmerman September 14, 2017 In 1915, the University of Pennsylvania fired economist Scott Nearing. He had supported a law barring child labor, which got him on the bad side of several businessmen on the university’s Board ...» Read More
  • Resident Stewards featured in BDN Article

    Resident Stewards featured in BDN Article

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    HARBORSIDE, Maine — Decades ago, when eager back-to-the-landers from all over the country came to Helen and Scott Nearing’s home to meet the couple that wrote about and helped to define a new idea of the good life, they often would spend some time helping in the garden and then share a meal with the Nearings. Read the full story ...» Read More
  • The Nearings Featured in YES Magazine Article

    The Nearings Featured in YES Magazine Article

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  • Meet the 2017 Resident Stewards | Jeanie and Alex

    Meet the 2017 Resident Stewards | Jeanie and Alex

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

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

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    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.» Read More

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