9:00 am (PST): Learn about the life cycle of the Cacao tree, then journey through history to get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we call chocolate. From the time of the Mayans and Aztecs, to pre-industrial Europe and finally to the present, explore how humans have used and processed these bitter seeds. Discover the role and impact of chocolate on the rainforest ecosystems where it grows. Test your knowledge of chocolate
while learning about this amazing plant and its history
Royal Botanical Gardens, ON provides learning experiences that connects people with the plant world and helps them to understand the crucial role that plants play in sustaining our lives and the environment.