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 company, were committed not only to our customers but to being good stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, fantastic grand son. That dedication to sustainability has triggered Baumans to gradually purchase energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting yearly gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of roughly $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 design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big area with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays quite consistent,” said Bauman.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to save an estimated $10,700 in yearly gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to help offset the included expense.
Baumans has gotten 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,” stated Bauman.
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