Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of offering trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family service, were dedicated not only to our consumers but to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, fantastic grandson. That dedication to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to gradually invest in energy effectiveness for more than a decade– cutting annual natural gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing annual 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 model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a large space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays rather constant,” said Bauman.
Because of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in yearly gas costs compared to single-wall building. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to assist offset the included expense.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest ensured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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