Houweling Nurseries in Camarillo was awarded Innovative Business of the Year. Houweling's 124 acres produces hydroponically-grown, handpicked "tomatoes on the vine," beefsteak tomatoes, other specialty tomato varieties, as well as seedless cucumbers. Growing its produce in greenhouses enables it to grow year-round while decreasing water usage and nutrients needed. Houweling's also generates 15,000 tons of organic matter each year, which is given to Agromin to turn into compost--a great example of closing the recycling loop. The company has been a leader in sustainable agriculture since it was founded in 1974.
Houweling's and other award recipients will be recognized at a luncheon on Friday, June 17 at 11:30 AM at the Courtyard by Marriott.
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