We are proud to present one of the top education programs in the world for chocolate lovers from all walks of life. Chocolate Lovers Unite (!) at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, Pier 91 in Seattle, Washington for a weekend packed with world-class workshops on chocolate! 
Saturday, November 12 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Alliance of Rural Communities of Trinidad & Tobago - Cocoa Community Creations

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Three allies share their journeys of trying to be the change they want to see happen. These presenters are working directly with and in cocoa communities to train farmers in chocolate making techniques and ally with these new companies to provide the other essential ingredients to creating a successful business such as financial training, emotional literacy techniques, branding, marketing and much more. It is hard work worth doing and has resulted in success stories on many levels besides great chocolates such as the creation beautiful relationships, access to essential health care, support through life traumas, adventures in new territories and so much more.

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Carl Fitzjames

Brasso Seco Chocolate Company and the Alliance of Rural Communities
Carl's grandfather was a laborer on a cocoa estate and Carl, now in his 60's, also eventually became a farmer and community organizer in Brasso Seco, a cocoa growing community of about 400. Carl started off in the chocolate making group as an ally to the young people, harvesting and... Read More →
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Kelly Fitzjames

Brasso Seco Chocolate Company and Alliance of Rural Communitie
Kelly Warren Fitzjames moved from her US suburban home at age 22 to live in Brasso Seco - a small, rural, rainforest village in Trinidad's northern mountain range. She feel in love with the ecosystem, the lifestyle and then a man and this place has been her home ever since. Kelly... Read More →
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Gillian Goddard

Founder, Sun Eaters Organics
Gillian Goddard is a long term agitator in the fields of organics, sustainability and community empowerment. Her activities have centered around the Caribbean and North America. In the mid 2000′s Goddard started the first organic shop in Trinidad and Tobago then went on to open... Read More →

Saturday November 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cacao Origins Room

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