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 consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family business, were dedicated not only to our customers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, terrific grand son. That dedication to sustainability has triggered Baumans to progressively purchase energy effectiveness for more than a decade– cutting annual gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy expense savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install 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 large space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains rather consistent,” said Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to save an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas expenses compared to single-wall construction because of twin-wall technology. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to assist offset the added expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest assured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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