Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of offering trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family service, were dedicated not just to our customers however to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, excellent grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to gradually invest in energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting yearly natural gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install 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 space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays rather constant,” said Bauman.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is anticipated to save an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to help balance out the added cost.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest ensured, well be doing more jobs in the future,” said Bauman.
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