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 service, were committed not just to our clients but to being good stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, terrific grand son. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually buy energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense 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 space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains rather consistent,” said Bauman.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas costs compared to single-wall building. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to assist balance out the included expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest ensured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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