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Singpho people gently heat green tea leaves prior to sun-drying
Do Not Use · 23rd September 2009
the small tea co-operative
Evocative images, fascinating stories and an opportunity to sample some rare hand-processed teas made by small-scale tea growers from remote corners of northeast India.

For the past 10 years, community development workers Kel Kelly and Peggy Carswell have lived and worked with tribal communities in Assam. They'll share samples of unique hand-made teas and highlights of their experiences in a remarkable corner of the world few Western travellers have ventured into.

The event will take place on Sunday, October 25th, from 2-4 p.m. at the Gorge Hall. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Proceeds from the event will help support Adarsh Seuj Prakalpa, an organic demonstration garden and resource centre in Assam.

The centre employs 4 full-time staff from the local community, and supports farmers, small-scale tea growers and self help groups interested in maintaining traditional practices and growing organically.

For more information, call Gary at 935-8536, or visit www.fertile-ground.org or http://smallteacoop.blogspot.com





Gobin Hazarika, one of Assam's innovative and hardworking small-scale tea growers
Gobin Hazarika, one of Assam's innovative and hardworking small-scale tea growers
Dhiren Phukan hauls materials to produce vermicompost to fertilize his organic tea bushes
Dhiren Phukan hauls materials to produce vermicompost to fertilize his organic tea bushes