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.

Even though Scott and Helen Nearing are no longer with us, you can enjoy their gorgeous seaside homestead on Cape Rosier, which is open to visitors year-round.
Even though Scott and Helen Nearing are no longer with us, you can enjoy their gorgeous seaside homestead on Cape Rosier, which is open to visitors year-round.
Photo by Lynn Karlin