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 customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household business, were dedicated not only to our clients but to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, fantastic grandson. That commitment to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually buy energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy expense savings of around $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 model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big area with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays quite constant,” stated Bauman.
Because of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is expected to save an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to help balance out the added cost.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest ensured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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