Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of providing trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household organization, were devoted not just to our consumers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, excellent grandson. That dedication to sustainability has triggered Baumans to steadily invest in energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting annual natural gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy expense savings of around $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a brand-new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse supplier OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays quite consistent,” said Bauman.
The greenhouse is expected to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall construction since of twin-wall technology. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to help balance out the included cost.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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