Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded 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 organization, were committed not just to our consumers however to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, great grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to gradually purchase energy effectiveness for more than a decade– cutting yearly natural gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy cost savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install 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 big space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays rather constant,” said Bauman.
The greenhouse is expected to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction since of twin-wall technology. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to assist balance out the added expense.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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