Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of providing trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family organization, were devoted not just to our consumers however to being good stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, terrific grandson. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually purchase energy performance for more than a decade– cutting yearly natural gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost 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 space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays rather constant,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is expected to conserve an estimated $10,700 in yearly natural gas expenses compared to single-wall construction due to the fact that of twin-wall innovation. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentive of $2,400 to assist balance out the included cost.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Feel confident, well be doing more projects in the future,” stated Bauman.
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