Each year the Good Life Center offers a remarkable and unique opportunity for a responsible couple or individual to live at Forest Farm, the historic homestead of Living the Good Life authors Helen and Scott Nearing. Forest Farm is located on the spectacular Cape Rosier Peninsula overlooking Penobscot Bay and the Camden Hills on the Maine coast. Public beaches, biking, kayaking, sailing and hiking are within easy reach, as are the galleries, restaurants and shops in nearby Blue Hill and Deer Isle. Acadia National Park is an hour away.
Responsibilities include caring for the Nearings’ organic vegetable garden, light maintenance, welcoming visitors, providing tours and introducing educational programs.
Residents occupy a simply furnished, wood-heated apartment and receive a modest stipend of $3200, garden vegetables, special access to the Nearing library, and the opportunity to meet like-minded people from around the world. You will receive support and supervision from the farm manager and the head gardener.
The season runs from Memorial Day through Indigenous Peoples Day. Residents commit to 25 hours of work per week, per person with two days off each week. Applicants must be nonsmokers, have hands-on gardening experience and commit to the full season. Meals must be vegetarian while on the grounds. Knowledge of the Nearings’ writings and philosophy is a plus. Updated COVID-19 Protocol will be in place during the next season.
Following the values of Scott Nearing, the Good Life Center recognizes and encourages people of color and people with connections to marginalized communities to apply for this position.
The Good Life Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1998 to preserve the house, library and garden of social, political, and environmental activists Helen and Scott Nearing. For more information, contact: The Good Life Center at 207-374-5386, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.goodlife.org.