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 customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household service, were dedicated not just to our consumers but to being good stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, terrific grandson. That commitment to sustainability has triggered Baumans to gradually purchase energy performance for more than a decade– cutting annual gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of around $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install 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 stays quite consistent,” said Bauman.
The greenhouse is expected to save an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas costs compared to single-wall construction because of twin-wall technology. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to assist offset the included cost.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest assured, well be doing more projects in the future,” stated Bauman.
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