Nov 9th, 2017
The Gracias a Dios Food Garden is a collaboration between The Rotary Club of Comayagua, the school administration, the students, and the people of the community. They have gone through one harvest season with great results. The school has approximately 250 students who will benefit from the added nutrition provided by the garden.
Apr 18th, 2017
We travelled to Comayagua, Honduras in Feb. of 2017 to visit our ongoing projects. We stopped by APRUFRAM orphanage to check on the Food Garden. We were pleased to see the garden coming along nicely with Yucca already being harvested. A big Thank you to all of our supporters especially our customers as a part of our profits goes toward supporting our projects in Honduras
Aug 7th, 2016
The Tea Emporium has officially become a "Social Enterprise" and will dedicate a portion of it's profits to support social programs. The tea Emporium has supported clean water and reforestation initiatives in Honduras and Zambia. We will now focus on school food garden projects to help fight malnutrition in children. We are currently raising funds for an school/orphanage garden in Flores, Honduras. Please contact if you would like to be part of the solution and help with project awareness, book donations or fund raising ideas.
Aug 7th, 2016
Garden initiative helps
Saanich News July 2016
Darrell Jolly is turning the parental plea of
“eat your vegetables” into a groundbreaking
opportunity for undernourished children in
Darrell, who owns the Tea Emporium in Saanich,
has been actively involved in Brentwood Bay
Rotary Club initiatives for the past eight years.
“The Tea Emporium is a hobby business
that allows me to accomplish other things,” he
explained during an interview at the business’s
West Saanich Road location.
Darrell has made trips to Honduras, Uganda
and Zambia to work on Rotary-sponsored
efforts involving clean water and reforestation
“I noticed qu...
Apr 6th, 2016
The Tea Emporium is currently selling bags of gourmet coffee and used books to help fund Rotary projects in Honduras. In the past we have funded reforestation and clean water projects. This year, after visiting Honduras in January 2016 we would like to help fund "School Food Gardens" as well. These food gardens would be established on the school grounds to grow much needed fruits and vegetables to provide better nutrition. There are too many children suffering from developmental problems due to poor nutrition.Stop by the tea shop have a coffee (or tea) and peruse our book selection. There are chairs, tables and a couch for your comfort.