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 business, were dedicated not only to our clients but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, excellent grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to steadily buy energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install a brand-new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse supplier 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 in the greenhouse remains quite consistent,” stated Bauman.
Because of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to assist balance out the added cost.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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