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 consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household service, were committed not just to our clients however to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, excellent grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to progressively buy energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install 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 space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays rather constant,” said Bauman.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an estimated $10,700 in yearly gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help offset the added expense.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest assured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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