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 household service, were dedicated not only to our consumers but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, excellent grandson. That dedication to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to progressively purchase energy performance for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy cost savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up 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 area with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays rather consistent,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to save an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building since of twin-wall innovation. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to assist offset the included expense.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest guaranteed, well be doing more projects in the future,” stated Bauman.
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