Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of supplying trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household business, were dedicated not just to our customers but to being great stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, great grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to progressively buy energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting yearly gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy cost savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a brand-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 area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays rather constant,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is expected to conserve an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall construction because of twin-wall innovation. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to help balance out the included expense.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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