Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of offering trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household company, were dedicated not only to our consumers however to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, terrific grandson. That commitment to sustainability has triggered Baumans to gradually invest in energy performance for more than a decade– cutting annual gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing annual energy expense savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a 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 large space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse remains rather consistent,” said Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas costs compared to single-wall building due to the fact that of twin-wall technology. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to assist balance out the added expense.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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