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Helen Nearing

Helen Nearing left city life with her husband, Scott, nearly sixty years ago to move first to Vermont and then to their farm in Harborside, Maine. The Nearings' food and living philosophies have provided the guidelines for many who seek a simpler way of life.

    Helen's Books

    Simple Food for the Good Life

    Random Acts of Cooking and Pithy Quotations

    Helen Nearing wrote a cookbook for those who love simplicity and love to eat.

    The Maple Sugar Book

    Helen and Scott Nearing, the legendary homesteaders of New England, share information, pictures, and tales of maple sugaring, a trade they used and needed as a source of income.

    Loving and Leaving the Good Life

    Helen and Scott Nearing, authors of Living the Good Life and many other books, lived together for 53 years until Scott's death at age 100. This is Helen's memoir of their life together and an inspiring testimonial to the ideals they stood for: self-sufficiency, simplicity, social justice, and peace.


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