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Forest Farm / The Good Life Center

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Address: Harborside, Brooksville, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-326-8211
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A special place in a special spot

We discovered this place through friends who strive to live the lifestyle and philosophy of Helen and Scott Nearing. It is in an isolated location far from anything vaguely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 February 2016
Marian C
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We discovered this place through friends who strive to live the lifestyle and philosophy of Helen and Scott Nearing. It is in an isolated location far from anything vaguely resembling commercialism. It has a beautiful view of the ocean. And it exudes calm. The stone house on the property was built by the Nearings, and the gardens, cultivated knowledgeably, are... More 

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

The story of Scott and Helen Nearing is inspirational. Living long and productive lives and leaving Forest Farm as an enduring legacy, the farm is a working example of homesteading It is a extraordinary property with a stunning view of Penobscot Bay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

Now I can mark off visiting the Good Life Center from my "Bucket List" Yea! Scott Nearing was a good friend of my grandmothers for decades and upon her death I became the recipient of letters she kept that he wrote her.. beginning in 1923 when he was an educator up until the early 1960's. I Feel so refreshed to... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

The good life center is the former home of Helen and Scott Nearing. It is impossible to describe the life an philosophies of the Nearings in this review. Look them up on Wikipedia. Suffice it to say that they advocated non violence and a sustainable lifestyle long before most people had heard of those ideas. They greatly inspired the back... More 

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