Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of supplying trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household service, were committed not just to our consumers however to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, terrific grandson. That dedication to sustainability has triggered Baumans to progressively purchase energy performance for more than a decade– cutting annual natural gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing yearly 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 supplier OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays rather consistent,” said Bauman.
Because of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an estimated $10,700 in yearly gas costs compared to single-wall building. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to help offset the included cost.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest assured, well be doing more jobs in the future,” stated Bauman.
Could your nursery gain from energy-efficiency upgrades? Take a look at the latest no- and inexpensive tips and resources to make your organization run much better, visit or call 1.888.777.4479.