Selim Hill Collective
The Selim Hill Collective was created to work towards the welfare of the garden and its people, and to re-imagine the space of the tea estate.
Created on the occasion of the 150th year anniversary of Selim Hill Tea Estate, the purpose of the Selim Hill Collective is to reimagine the space of the tea estate, by moving away from the model of a commercially exploited plantation to that of an inclusive and sustainable garden.
We started the Selim Hill Collective in 2021 under the Chairmanship of Rajah Banerjee.
Our vision is for an inclusive Darjeeling. To this end, the Collective is working towards creating a model for a more sustainable and just tea garden, where workers get their due, the biodiversity is preserved, and Selim Hill becomes the site of a cultural renaissance for Darjeeling.
You can become a supporter by joining our Tea Club.
Based out of Second Chance House at Selim Hill Tea Estate, The Collective works on three broad areas:
1. Community welfare and social inclusion.
2. Wildlife conservation and climate change.
3. Leading awareness programs relating to Darjeeling.
Currently, Dorje has launched a large-scale reforestation campaign at Selim Hill. For every subscriber, Dorje will contribute to the Collective’s campaign to increase tree cover at the Garden.
If you are a photographer, filmmaker, journalist, author, researcher, writer, naturalist, biologist, wildlife enthusiast or even just a student and you would like to work with the Collective, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org