Through a partnership with Fertile Ground, we sell organic, fairly traded Tea from Assam, India. Fertile Ground‘s tea project in Assam raises awareness about sustainable agriculture and improves living conditions of tea-workers. Profits from tea sales provide educational and technical support to small and mid-sized growers interested in moving to organic, fair trade tea production. Assam is located in the far north eastern corner of India and provides about 75% of the countries tea supply.
Purchase tea by the cup at Bigfoot Donuts in Courtenay. Bagged tea is at Edible Island, Seeds Natural Food Market, Merville General Store, Tomm’s Food Village – Bowser, Global Village – 204 – 6750 N Island Hwy, Nanaimo, and Ecossentials – 6812 Alberni St, Powell River
Below is a short overview of Fertile Ground’s work with small tea growers and farmers in Assam, India, filmed at Adarsh Seuj Prakalpa, an organic training centre and demonstration garden located in Digboi, Assam. The centre was created in collaboration with Indian Oil Corporation (AOD) and the Rotary Club of Digboi, and funded in part by World Community Development Education Society, CIVA and other Fertile Ground donors. Filmed by UK filmmakers Tom and Amy Skelton.