Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established 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 family service, were committed not only to our customers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, terrific grand son. That dedication to sustainability has triggered Baumans to steadily purchase energy performance for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install 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 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse remains quite constant,” said Bauman.
Since of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to save an approximated $10,700 in yearly gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to assist balance out the added cost.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Rest assured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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