Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of supplying trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family service, were dedicated not only to our consumers however to being good stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, great grand son. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to steadily buy energy performance for more than a years– cutting yearly gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering annual 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 model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains quite consistent,” stated Bauman.
Because of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to save an estimated $10,700 in yearly gas costs compared to single-wall construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentive of $2,400 to assist offset the included cost.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” said Bauman.
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