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 committed not only to our customers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, terrific grand son. That commitment to sustainability has prompted Baumans to gradually purchase energy performance for more than a decade– cutting yearly 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 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 large space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays rather continuous,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is expected to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall construction because of twin-wall innovation. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to help balance out the added expense.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Rest assured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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