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 company, were dedicated not just to our customers but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, fantastic grandson. That commitment to sustainability has prompted Baumans to progressively purchase energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting annual gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of approximately $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 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 remains rather constant,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall construction due to the fact that of twin-wall technology. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help balance out the added expense.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Rest guaranteed, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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