Remembering the Spirit of “Miss Cacao”

This winter Yellow Seed hosted a 3 month Change Accelerator on Collaborative Trade, allowing over 50 organizations to participate in designing change for a more transparent and equitable trade system.  Ideas and wisdom surfaced to create a collective view of the system we want to change and a greater sense of possibility.  The experience also underlined […]

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Change Accelerator: Session 2

Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic innovation salons, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic change in the following areas: (1) Collaborative Trade, (2) […]

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Change Accelerator: Session 1

From the Ground Up Change Accelerator: Collaborative Trade   Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic innovation salons, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic change […]

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Change Accelerator Intro

The From the Ground Up Change Accelerator The Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” (FtGU) is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic working groups, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic […]

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2015: A year of listening and co-creation

Wow, what a thrill and honor it has been to serve such a committed and passionate community of farmers, chocolate evangelists, change-makers, conservationists, advocates and community builders this year. First, we’d love to offer an enormous THANK YOU to our community of supporters, advisors and co-creators who have contributed to the Yellow Seed model and […]

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NW Chocolate Festival: Welcome to the Chocolate Revolution

Cultivators of the craft chocolate movement descended on Seattle in early October for the 6th annual Northwest Chocolate Festival, a convergence of artisan makers showcasing their passions to be enjoyed by industry peers and tasted by an eager public attending by the thousands. One highlight example of the connections and conversations occurring across a wide range of […]

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Co-creative cacao in action: Cacao Makers Meetup

Date: September 13, 2014, International Chocolate Day  Location: Oakland, CA Yellow Seed gathered individuals and chocolate makers, including three Californian small-batch operations, to talk about Yellow Seed and how we might best support craft chocolate making. In attendance were: David Menkes, LetterPress Chocolate, LA Eli Curtis and Tracey Britton, Bisou Chocolate, Berkeley Richard and Landen […]

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