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 consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family business, were dedicated not just to our clients however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, terrific grand son. That commitment to sustainability has prompted Baumans to progressively purchase energy performance for more than a years– cutting yearly gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy expense savings of around $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install a 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 level in the greenhouse remains rather continuous,” said Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction since of twin-wall innovation. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help balance out the added cost.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest ensured, well be doing more jobs in the future,” stated Bauman.
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