Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 10, 2018
Houweling Nurseries is giving back to our community and its children and families with a generous donation of $5,000 to the new Ladner Rotary Splash Park opening this summer.
Guillermo Bustos (left) accepts a cheque for $5,000 to the Ladner Rotary Splash Park project, in trust to the Delta Foundation, with club President Ulf Ottho, from Ruben Houweling, of Houweling Nurseries Ltd.
Houweling is one of six local greenhouse producers which have contributed to the splash park project along with the rest of the local farming community.
The $650,000 Ladner Rotary Splash Park is a partnership between the Rotary Club of Ladner, with the support of several sponsors and donors, and the City of Delta. The theme of the water play area will honour our farming heritage.
Dutch horticulturist Cornelius Houweling started the family business in 1956 with a small floral greenhouse and berry farm in Langley. Today the company produces greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers at its facilities in Delta, Camarillo, California and Mona, Utah, across from an existing natural gas power plant to capture the waste heat and Carbon Dioxide from the exhaust stacks to contribute to tomato growth.