Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of offering trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family business, were devoted not just to our customers but to being good stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, fantastic grandson. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to steadily buy energy performance for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy expense savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a brand-new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse vendor OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big area with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays quite consistent,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to save an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas costs compared to single-wall building due to the fact that of twin-wall technology. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help offset the added cost.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Feel confident, well be doing more projects in the future,” stated Bauman.
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