Living on Earth Profile Series/Obituary: Helen Nearing

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Back-to-the-land movement pioneer Helen Nearing died September 17th at age 91 from injuries sustained in a car accident. Best known for the book she wrote with her late husband Scott Nearing titled Living the Good Life, the book has been in continuous print for decades. The Nearings were also known for opening their homestead and sharing ideas with many curious visitors. Helen’s legacy continues with two recent volumes of her writing. Andrea DeLeon from Maine Public Radio has this profile.

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