Longleaf: The Heart of Pine

Don’t forget to purchase tickets to see Longleaf: The Heart of Pine at the upcoming Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival in Gainesville, Florida. We’re excited as our own “stars” George Goodwin and Jeffrey Forbes are featured in the documentary!!! Check out another trailer:

Longleaf: The Heart of Pine

Goodwin Company is excited to be featured in, Longleaf: The Heart of Pine, a documentary by Rex Jones. Our own George Goodwin and Jeffrey Forbes are prominently featured in the film!

John Muir’s Walk with Heartpine

By Jeffrey Forbes Marketing Coordinator and Resident Historian Every Goodwin floor is a conversation piece, and each detail prompts a story for its rich and historic past.  We know all about the durability and sustainability of a quality heartpine floor.  You can see it in the tightness of the River-Recovered® longleaf grain and you can […]

A Visit From a Friend…

A Visit From a Friend…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:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/wetlands/erp/deadhead.htm

Turning Trash into Art

The world of “found art” is a fascinating one.  Many people have made amazing art collections by gathering things that other people would think of as trash, and turning them into stunning sculptures and works of art.  There are many things that count as “found art”.  Some people collect driftwood and dry it out, paint […]

Do You Mesh?

A Mesh company uses modern technology and social networks to provide people with goods and services without the burden and expense of owning them outright. A new book by Lisa Gansky, “The Mesh” will educate you as to how that is being done right now by over 6722 companies in over 1282 cites across the […]

How to Help Save the Rainforests

Make it Green: Wood is the Natural Green Building Choice There has been plenty of debate recently about what exactly is the greenest material that can be utilized within the construction industry. Naturally (no pun intended), wood is a prime candidate when it comes to contenders for this coveted spot. There are plenty of reasons […]

Green Roof Ideas

‘Go Green‘ is the buzz word in the construction arena, and our first “green roof” is literally, green. Green roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and mitigate the heat island effect. There are two types of […]