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November 18, 2020


Ep.8 The Gift of Cacao: Spiritual Ecology Teachings with Michael Sacco

Ep.8 The Gift of Cacao: Spiritual Ecology Teachings with Michael Sacco

Michael Sacco is the Founder and Director of ChocoSol Traders. ChocoSol is a learning community and social enterprise that focuses on ecological regeneration and spiritual ecology all through the delicious, healthy vehicles of chocolate, coffee and tortillas. 

Michael works with farmers in Oaxaca and Chiapas Mexico, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic to support ecological forest gardening and intercultural knowledge exchange. Over many years, he’s helped to preserve a rare species of white cacao in the Chinantla, nurtured a private reserve bird sanctuary in the Dominican Republic that is also tied to a carbon crediting system, and supported seedling giveaways as thank yous from ChocoSol to its many Indigenous partners of the jungles of Mexico.

ChocoSol proudly strives for cradle-to-cradle business practices, beginning in the forest gardens, extending to the farmers’ markets, and finishing with the ChocoSoil urban agriculture project at its storefront in Toronto, Canada. ChocoSol delivers 50% of their orders by bicycle, uses packaging that is 100% compostable and sustainably-sourced and often infuses local flavours and ecology into their unique and revolutionary chocolates.

In addition to running ChocoSol, Michael has been working on his Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies and brings the cultural teachings of cacao to every aspect of the business and his life.

ChocoSol’s chocolates are more than just sweet treats! They are an emblem of wholesome, nutritious and delicious food, cultural preservation, community, ecological regeneration, gratitude and spirituality.

Your chocolate cravings will be taken to new heights after listening to this soulful episode!

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