Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of providing trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family service, were devoted not just to our customers but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, excellent grandson. That commitment to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually buy energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting annual natural gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy cost savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a brand-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 remains rather continuous,” stated Bauman.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is expected to save an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to assist balance out the included expense.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Feel confident, well be doing more jobs in the future,” said Bauman.
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