Helen Nearing, the mother of the "back to the land" movement, discusses the pioneering work she did with husband Scott as homesteaders in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, and her present life maintaining a small oceanside property.
Helen Nearing inspects vines in her garden.
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Helen with Scott in their Vermont days.
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Bird's-eye view of Nearing's native stone garden wall. Construction of the wall took 16 years.