Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established 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 dedicated not just to our customers however to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, great grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to progressively buy energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy cost savings of around $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a brand-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 large area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays rather constant,” stated Bauman.
Because of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in annual gas expenses compared to single-wall construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help balance out the included expense.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more projects in the future,” said Bauman.
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