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 customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family service, were devoted not just to our customers however to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, terrific grand son. That dedication to sustainability has prompted Baumans to steadily purchase energy performance for more than a years– cutting annual gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy cost savings of approximately $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 large area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays rather continuous,” stated Bauman.
Since of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an estimated $10,700 in yearly gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to assist offset the added cost.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest assured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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