Homegrown Tea From Our Homegrown Students
Made with fresh ideas and local ingredients, Wiarton Tea Company tea is now available at the Benchmarket in the Niagara College Greenhouse and Nursery. All of the product is grown, dried, and packaged in Wiarton Ontario, where former student and recent graduate of the horticulture program at Niagara College now resides along with his new company. Below is a bit of information about Caleb Hull and his company:
“As a student, Niagara College provided the facilities and environment to satisfy all areas of my curiosity relating to horticulture. The time spent in the college greenhouse developed a routine of note-taking, safe growing practices and critical thinking.
Collaboration with experienced teachers provided the knowledge, skill, and key techniques to develop a market greenhouse operation that strives to use as many sustainable practices as possible. Overall, my time at Niagara College encouraged the pursuit to be a disciplined Grower.
After graduating, I was able to secure a horticultural technician job close to my hometown. The Bruce Peninsula provided many opportunities to utilize my skills as a horticulturalist for employment. I soon realized that I was equipped to develop my own greenhouse business and that it was imperative to grow on the Peninsula without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.
In the fall of 2015, we raised our greenhouse and started The Wiarton Tea Company. Our mission is to provide organic, locally grown, full-blossom teas and to preserve sensitive plants used in aboriginal culture. We launched our product in the summer of 2016 and plan to sell online as our business grows.”
For more information about Caleb and his adventure please visit their website: The Wiarton Tea Company