Extended, deep immersion, group experiences in the forest gardens and fields of Oaxacan farmers and villagers.
The main focus of this week-long group experience is to dive, as deeply and respectably as possible into the heart of cacao and chocolate. Cacao as a plant, a food, and a god(dess). Chocolate as a health food, an ecological and political protest, and communal centre. We will explore the historical, cultural, and spiritual role of cacao and chocolate, cacao and pottery, cacao in the forest, cacao as kin, and cacao as a symbol of regeneration and resistance.
- Day 1: Welcome Dinner / Regenerative Travel Discussion / Orientation
- Day 2: Food of the Gods Chocolate Session / Regenerative Chocolate Talk
- Day 3: Earth, Fire, Food Chocolate + Pottery Session
- Day 4-6: Cacao Food Forest Field Trip & Bean to Bar Workshop / Beach Stay
- Day 7: Intercultural Chocolate Meeting / Final Lunch
Maximum 10 people per group.
This is a special 3-day, 2-night session that focuses on the cacao tree, its fruit, its sweet pulp, its beautiful flowers, its ecosystem, and its survival. We will make our way to Oaxaca’s coast by car to visit a beautiful and lush cacao forest garden at the edge of an indigenous community. From there we will visit the cacao farmers’ workshop and shop where we will make fresh chocolate from their cacao and of course, eat it! To ensure there is enough chocolate, a guided chocolate tasting featuring Oaxaca City’s best chocolate makers is included.
Cost: 6000p per person
Minimum 2 people