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 clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household organization, were committed not only to our clients but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, terrific grandson. That dedication to sustainability has prompted Baumans to gradually buy energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting yearly gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense 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 design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a large space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains rather continuous,” said Bauman.
Since of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an approximated $10,700 in yearly gas expenses compared to single-wall construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to help offset the added cost.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more projects in the future,” said Bauman.
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