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 clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household business, were committed not only to our clients but to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, terrific grand son. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to progressively buy energy performance for more than a years– cutting annual gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up 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 area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains rather constant,” stated Bauman.
Since of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is expected to save an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help offset the included 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 jobs in the future,” said Bauman.
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