Remembering the Homesteading Principles of the Nearings

Roger Doiron explores the continuing legacy and homesteading principles of the Nearings and their Forest Farm homestead. Learn about Helen and Scott Nearing's principles of simple living, The Good Life Center in Harborside, Maine, and how the Nearings have influenced generations of homesteaders, including the suburban variety.

You can visit the scenic homestead built by Scott and Helen Nearing, located near Harborside, Maine, now known as The Good Life Center. A range of public programs promote participation in the advancement of social justice, creative integration of the mind, body and spirit, and deliberate choice in living responsibly and harmoniously in an increasingly complicated world.
You can visit the scenic homestead built by Scott and Helen Nearing, located near Harborside, Maine, now known as The Good Life Center. A range of public programs promote participation in the advancement of social justice, creative integration of the mind, body and spirit, and deliberate choice in living responsibly and harmoniously in an increasingly complicated world.
Photo by Jennifer Smith-Mayo