Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of supplying trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family service, were dedicated not only to our consumers however to being good stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, fantastic grandson. That commitment to sustainability has triggered Baumans to gradually invest in energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy cost savings of around $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 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse remains rather constant,” said Bauman.
Since of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an estimated $10,700 in yearly gas expenses compared to single-wall building. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentive of $2,400 to help offset the included cost.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Feel confident, well be doing more projects in the future,” stated Bauman.
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