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 company, were devoted not just to our clients but to being good stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, fantastic grand son. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually purchase energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting yearly gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy expense savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a 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 area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains rather continuous,” said Bauman.
The greenhouse is expected to save an estimated $10,700 in yearly natural gas costs compared to single-wall building because of twin-wall technology. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to assist balance out the included expense.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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