As program chair for the US Green Building Council (USGBC), Goodwin sponsored “Green Halloween” in conjunction with Boo at the Zoo. We gave out several thousand organic chocolates and exhibited along with a couple dozen other sustainably minded business people.
Interested in participating next year? Learn how you can expose your business to thousands of community members and encourage healthy celebrations all at the same time at www.GreenHalloween.org.
Touching history is something we do everyday at Goodwin Company. From the axe hewn ends of a thousand year old bald cypress tree to the double cat face on a five hundred year old longleaf pine, it is never lost on us that our hands weren’t the first to handle these precious treasures; the once towering giants of the primeval southern forests.
It was a great pleasure over the weekend to find a written, first hand account of longleaf pine logging from colonial times. In his Travels, William Bartram, the great 18th century naturalist from Philadelphia, describes with much detail the scene at one of those early colonial mills along the Savannah River separating South Carolina and Georgia. During the 1770′s, after having completed a similar trip with his father, Bartram journeyed through the southern colonies and Florida collecting plant specimens. In the following passage, Bartram had just crossed the Three Sister’s Ferry into Georgia and came across a gentleman of the “friendly kine” who invites him to see his milling operation.
George and I were excited to be featured in Gainesville Magazine. We are living healthy and getting back into shape! We so appreciate the wonderful article, Moving Toward Better Health, by Dianne Chun
We recently captured this photo of an alligator camping out in our log pond. This reminds me of the reason why the term “deadhead logging” was coined. As you can see, the small ends of the sunken logs float, resembling heads. It is difficult to distinguish the logs from the alligator!
Speaking of deadhead logging, did you know George Goodwin was the pioneer of the Florida Deadhead Logging permit? This environmental permit specifies and monitors how the logs are to be recovered to ensure preservation of the underwater habitat. George traveled to the state capitol on numerous occasions to garner support from environment groups and government agencies, ultimately partnering with Florida’s Department of Submerged Lands and a host of environmental organizations to develop what is now known as Florida’s Deadhead River Logging Permit.
Take comfort in knowing that not only does Goodwin take great care in recovering our logs, but we spearheaded efforts to ensure anyone who chooses to do the same does so in a manner which is environmentally responsible and protects our precious underwater habitats.
Interested in what this permit entails? Visit: