Mr. John Chapman; first owner, entrepreneur, cotton farmer & one of Twiggs County’s wealthiest mid-nineteenth century citizens.
i. Land deeded by his father William Chapman. (d. 1848)
ii. Since 1807, the Chapman family were landowners.
iii. William Chapman drew Land Lot 111 during 1807 Land Lottery.
iv. 1830 John Chapman acquired Land Lot 112 & part of lot 85.
v. John Chapman married 4 times & had 9 children. (d. 1892)
vi. Last wife & children ran Hollywood Farms until 19o6.
We are delighted to share with every guest our vision of a better future. By consciously preserving the biodiversity of our 1400 acres, improving our community, & ensuring every boutique, thought-provoking experience is accompanied by an awareness effort, you’ll learn how key initiatives can help improve the wellbeing of lands across our country and of the precious wildlife living on them.
By planning future efforts & engaging in the current initiatives below, we strive to ensure that future generations will celebrate, cherish and continue these responsible practices.
So many of our practices are centered around these pillars:
Preservation of local ecosystems
Recycling & Composting
“It is our wish to balance habitat development for all ecosystems that enable sustainable timber management forestry production and still provide ample habitat for every species native to the area. It is a difficult balancing act.”
Water Management & Conservation
One point always present in our mind is the soon to arrive, global water scarcity. This is an ever growing challenge.
Palmetto Creek on our property has roughly 5 or 6 tributaries running into it. Daily, we are working and researching how to manage them better; from responsible beaver damn management to helping water flow unobstructed as we try to avoid “bottle necks.”
The less bottle necks we can create, the more water will flow to our forests and wildlife.
We are currently planning to build a 10–12 acre reservoir that will enhance the quality of our habitat, our wildlife, and soils.
“Knowing what a scarce resource water will be soon, it was inspiring to see how their water management plan may actually serve as an example for so many other family farms.”
Recycling & Composting
Today, we are recycling more than ever and have been careful to partner up with companies that are maximizing waste and reducing its output.
We have learned much from our 12 year relationship with Eurofins, Agricultural Global Company, and we support their efforts to make agricultural products safe and beneficial to our ecosystem.
"And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it."
"In them the birds build their nests."
Pine trees are an integral part of Georgia agriculture in the region and serve both economical and environmental purposes. With one acre of pine trees absorbing 10 tons of CO2 per year, our planted pine trees are contributing greatly towards efforts to reduce the amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere.
The pine straw harvested from our land is not only an attractive mulch alternative in garden beds for our consumers, but it also serves as a natural weed deterrent and saves on water consumption.
More of our efforts to use solar power in so many of our operations; including our trap machines on our shooting grounds.