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 clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household company, were devoted not just to our customers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, great grandson. That dedication to sustainability has triggered Baumans to steadily buy energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting yearly gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of around $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 design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a large area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains quite constant,” said Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to save an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall construction since of twin-wall innovation. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to help balance out the added expense.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest ensured, well be doing more jobs in the future,” said Bauman.
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