Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of supplying trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household organization, were committed not only to our consumers however to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, great grand son. That dedication to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to steadily buy energy performance for more than a years– cutting yearly gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy cost savings of around $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 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse remains rather consistent,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building because of twin-wall technology. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to help balance out the included cost.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more projects in the future,” stated Bauman.
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