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 household service, were committed not just to our consumers but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, excellent grandson. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to progressively buy energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting yearly natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy expense 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 area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays quite consistent,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is expected to save an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall construction because of twin-wall technology. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help offset the added expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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