Join us on the first and third Sunday of every month for As the Page Turns, Mountainside Chelsea's virtual book club. 

About This Event

This unprecedented public health crisis has made it imperative that the recovery community stay connected socially and stimulated intellectually. What better way to solve this modern quandary than with a virtual book club?   

Join us this week as author Nicole Caldwell joins Mountainside’s Recovery Advocate, Martin Munroe, to discuss “Better: The Art of Sustainable Living”. We’ll be exploring the intersection of sustainability and art, showing how our greatest artistic achievement can be reinventing our lives. This unusual guide blends theory with practical hands-on DIY ideas to incite your own creative adventure.

More About the Book

In 1963, Stephen F. Caldwell was involved in a car accident that left him a quadriplegic at just 21 years old, a few months after graduating college. Instead of pursuing a journalism career as planned, Steve spent the next seven years in his parents' New Jersey home, unable to care for himself. Determined to carve out a better life, and armed with what he and his friends called the Better Theory, Steve in 1970 purchased 150 acres of property along the Canadian border of New York State. He named the place Better Farm; and set about turning the property into a technicolor dreamscape that would push boundaries, facilitate change, question authority and reinvent the world with each person who crossed its threshold. Since that time, hundreds of people have called Better Farm home. Here are some of their stories.


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