The Greenwood Project Welcomes Ross Bonnewell

We are excited to be welcoming a new contributor to our website.  Ross Bonnewell will be writing on many of the outdoor activities you enjoy pursuing.  His love for the outdoors began during his childhood on the 10 acres of old tobacco fields and deep forest where he lived with his parents. After thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1998, Ross has spent the last 12 years in the outdoor retail industry and has also worked as a raft guide and a backcountry ranger in New Mexico’s Philmont Scout Ranch.  His passion and knowledge of the outdoors … [Read more...]

The Future of America

If you want to see the best America has to offer, look no further than the kids of FFA. The FFA website describes the organization's mission like this: "The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st Congress of the United States, and is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture.  The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for the FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.  The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a … [Read more...]

Pass It On…

The alarm blared off at 4:30 am.  It was still another hour and a half before daylight but the adrenaline was already kicking in.  A windy and clear March day was forecast for the Georgia turkey woods but this day was different.  Today I would not be chasing my old feathered friend with my shotgun but rather I would have the privilege of taking a young man turkey hunting for his first time in his life. After a quick shower and a shot of caffeine, I put on my old hunting shirt and I was ready to roll. I couldn’t help but notice my … [Read more...]

What’s Your Outdoor Passion?

With a lot of emphasis on hunting and fishing, it is always interesting to find out what other outdoor passions people pursue.  It is even more interesting to find out what the youth of this country are doing to spend time in the outdoors.  With so much media attention given to our youth's obsession to video games and other indoor activities, we set out to find what today's young people and tomorrow's leaders are doing to experience the outdoors. Ryan Farmer, a senior in Columbus, Georgia, finds his passion for t he outdoors through … [Read more...]