CACAO GARDENER VISION · THE CACAO NURSERY
01 Before the Beginning
02 Choosing the Right Seeds
03 The Cacao Nursery
04 Nourishment, Roots & Cycles
05 A Messenger of the Heart
06 Growing a Cacao Tree at Home
A MESSENGER OF THE HEART
TEXT & Illustration by KATIE KLEINJANS
Cacao grows in two directions at the same time, a deep tap root and synchronously into the sky.
A seed of hope tucked into the dark earth, a magic bean rooting shooting.
Germination is a crucial time exerting pressure as momentum builds following the impulse of unraveling, traveling. The cacao bean holds an extraordinary revelation.
The impulse to root in and reach out are strong. Moving from the core. Instinctual, radiant, heart centred magic sends messages to both worlds.
The threshold of these two places propels the spirit of cacao to the edge to peer out further, to reach in deeper, to dream wilder. These are the moments where wild courage takes over…
Deep in the belly of the earthen womb far below our feet the courageous roots coil through earth weaving textures and patterns to connect and bind with the under worldly realm.
Simultaneously yearning reaching beyond the edge of darkness and graciously into the light.
To fly is to know nothing is as it seems.
The cacao seed spreads its wings down and out. A primordial memory shaped in enchantment.
Tap root reaching down twisting and weaving working in silence.
The wings of connection extend out as a bridge being braided moving under and above as a conduit between worlds.
Cacao’s great weaving connecting land and sky into its source of love invoking heart medicine journeys of possibility waiting to be found, embracing us with sloping arches of rainbow colour.
If we look close we see our own lives, like Cacao, being woven deeply inward and outward, giving and receiving, spreading wings rising and falling, as each of us are woven deeply within life’s dreaming.
THE CACAO GARDENER VISION
Plant a Cacao tree and help setting up an entire forest. Our initial goal is to secure 450 guardianships and beginning with the Spring Equinox 2022 nurse, establish and plant 1 hectare of Cacao forestry ecosystem with a total of 1,111 Cacao trees, 1,000 plantains and 130 oak trees that serve as mother shade trees to the Cacao. This is gonna be an exciting journey and you are invited to be part of every step from seed to Cacao tree.
Within five years we intend to help planting altogether 11,110 Cacao trees, 10,000 plantains and 1,300 oak trees adding up to 12,410 trees on 10 hectares of land. It is our intention to seed - with every planted tree - blessings, consciousness and an environment that allows us to put our hands into the soil and feel deepest kinship with the natural world.
THE CACAO GARDENER MAGAZINE IS A CO-CREATION OF CACAO LOVERS, GUARDIANS & GARDENERS WHO HAVE EMBARKED ON A CACAO GARDENER JOURNEY AND WEAVE INTo THE VISION OF A SPIRITED CACAO FOREST ♥︎