Lowey speaks to Kiwanis

It may have been well below zero outside, but Kiwanis members had their hearts warmed last week when Kiwanian Irene Laing introduced Donna Lowey of Lowey’s Greenhouses as guest speaker at the club’s regular meeting.
Lowey and her husband, Blair, are the owners of Lowey’s Greenhouse and Market Gardens. Their new garden centre, opening in May, will feature a modern new building at the present site on Highway 602.
Other future plans are to add landscaping design, fresh floral, some agri-tourism, and also starting a new u-pick strawberry patch.
Loweys are a third-generation farming business.
Besides growing product in greenhouses, market gardens also are used. Due to the increasingly high demand for locally-grown produce, Loweys will plant nearly 10 acres in mid-May—and possibly 15-20 acres in 2009.
It was one year ago this week the family was awakened by police who reported their boiler room on fire and they had to evacuate the home.
But after much planning, hard work, and research, the Loweys have replaced the old greenhouses with more efficient ones, and a heating system that will increase energy savings.
Work is almost complete, and this summer the focus will be on installing some solar and wind power.
After answering a series of questions from Kiwanis members, the speaker was thanked by club president John Beaton.