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 clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household company, were devoted not just to our clients however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths excellent, excellent grandson. That dedication to sustainability has triggered Baumans to steadily buy energy performance for more than a decade– cutting yearly gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy cost savings of around $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 design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a large area 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 annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction because of twin-wall innovation. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to help balance out the added expense.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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