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 but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, great grandson. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to steadily purchase energy performance for more than a decade– cutting annual gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy cost savings of roughly $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 two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays rather continuous,” said Bauman.
Because of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an estimated $10,700 in yearly gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to assist offset the added expense.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” stated Bauman.
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