We are Cacao Gardeners
We love Cacao. We honour the sacred Cacao spirit gifting us with a heart-warming and soul-nourishing medicine. We want to learn from the Cacao tree and nurture all stages from planting, to growing, harvesting, and serving the heart-opening medicine in ceremony.
It is our vision to work with a ceremonial Cacao that was grown in the right way, with the permission and the blessing of the elders, nurtured by prayers, blessings and gifts from Cacao lovers from all around the world. We envision a living bridge between people, plants and traditions to sustain the quality of life so that consciousness, gratitude and love can blossom.
Together, we weave the vision of a healthy, spirited Cacao forest grown in right relationship and bring regeneration to Cacao farms.
The four members of our core team - Serap Kara, Marcus Weber, Lena Brandt, and Gabriele Detschmann - are not only committed to Cacao Gardener's vision but they also share a passion for Cacao, the circle way, and the planet. This voluntary team has formed in 2020 to create possibilities for people, for Cacao lovers, to connect with Cacao, and support its ceremonial cultivation by gifting Cacao trees.
Our team ensures that your donations arrive, and directly support the growth of biodiverse and regenerative Cacao forests. By working together closely with Cacao farmers, we invest in building living bridges between people, plants and traditions, and to learn about and promote social and regenerative farming practices.
Our Code of Ethics
The Heart of the Forest. We cultivate awareness for the Cacao Spirit, the Tribal Elder Spirits of the forest and for Pachamama. Our gifts to the Cacao Gardener vision are considered a sacred blessing to the spirits of the rain forest, the planting of trees as well as for the safeguarding of traditional knowledge and sacred practices. We believe that we harvest what we plant and cultivate respect for us and the living world.he circle way, and the planet. This voluntary team has formed in 2020 to create possibilities for people, for Cacao lovers, to connect with Cacao, and support its ceremonial cultivation by gifting Cacao trees.
Reporting to Pachamama. We respect Pachamama as our teacher and report to her. We honour the resources we are given, value rest and relaxation and remember to breathe out. We are guided by the evolution of consciousness, yet strive for the simple way of the heart. We open to receive the guidelines of the 'Honourable Harvest'. In our work, including our communication and interactions, we follow the circle way. We cultivate transparency.
Cultivating Spirit. We envision growing into a global community of Cacao Gardeners who align to cultivate Spirit within their offerings. We intend to learn from the Cacao tree and witness all stages from planting to growing to harvesting. Feel welcome whether you are a guardian of the earth, a facilitator of sacred practices, a healing artist, a ceremonial leader, a keeper of the fire, or a student of life.
Cacao Blessing. Our partners are visionaries who are committed to protecting and safeguarding biodiverse Cacao forests and who intend to invest in the cultivation of traditional Cacao seeds, varieties and knowledge and practices related to the sustainable and ceremonial production (and consumption) of Cacao. We ensure that the donations arrive.