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 family service, were devoted not only to our customers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, terrific grand son. That dedication to sustainability has prompted Baumans to progressively invest in energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting annual gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of approximately $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 design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains quite continuous,” stated Bauman.
Because of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to assist offset the added expense.
Baumans has actually received 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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