Houweling’s Seeds of Tomorrow project; offers much to be thankful for!

In the summer of 2012, Casey Houweling saw an opportunity to make a lasting impact in Tactic, Guatemala. A mountainous region rife with hunger and malnutrition, Casey wanted to encourage the growing and harvesting of fresh vegetables for the children of the area. Daily torrential rains in the region however, wash away seeds prior to them taking root in the fields. The solution? A small propagation greenhouse allowing seedlings to be grown indoors, shielded from the rain and planted in the fields with root systems strong enough to withstand the showers outdoors.

By fall of 2012, Houweling’s Tomatoes, alongside Kubo Sustainable Greenhouse Projects and their suppliers made a commitment to Impact Ministries to raise the funds and supply a brand new seedling greenhouse. In comparison to the regular diet of corn tortillas, beans and rice, the greenhouse would allow Impact’s agriculture program to flourish and supply an assortment of nutritious vegetables for the students.

From the word go, and thanks to the commitment of all the suppliers and supporters who worked on the project, the project went full steam ahead. By July 2013 the greenhouse was built and the first seeds were being sown. On September 30 nearly 1000 local dignitaries, volunteers, students and local families gathered to officially open the greenhouse.

Les Peters, Impact Ministries Field Director shares “The Seeds of Tomorrow Project is doing more than feeding the children; it is doing more than providing an education … it is an inspiration to our students and to many others who are watching this develop.” The agriculture program is led by Edgar, a former Impact Ministries student who went on to attend the Agriculture program at the University in Zacapa Guatemala. Recently two more Impact graduates have registered for the program at the university in Zacapa. This is a reality, that at one time would have only been a wild dream.

For more information on Houweling’s Seeds of Tomorrow project visit: www.houwelings.com/files-2/donate.php

For more information:
David Bell
Houweling's Tomatoes
Tel: +1 604.946.0844 ext. 205
Email: david.bell@houwelings.com

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