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View of Cape Town into False Bay from Table Mountain.  Lion Head peak is to the left and Robbin Island is center.

Sipping Africa, Mandela and the Reality of Trump – Swoope Almanac 11/16

Journal entry 11/15/16: Sipping Africa Charlottesville, VA: We ordered a bottle of Bayten, Sauvignon Blanc. It’s from the Constantia wine region in South Africa, the oldest wine region in the Southern Hemisphere.  It's Cape Town's wine region, at … [Read More...]

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Bobby’s Free ebook: Selling Riparian Forest Buffers

How do we accelerate the planting of riparian forest buffers? All the states in the Chespaeake Bay watershed are falling behind their targets for excluding livestock from streams and planting riparian forest buffers. I've spent a lifetime "getting more on the ground" and I want to share how we made it happen in the … [Download page...]

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