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 just to our customers but to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, excellent grand son. That commitment to sustainability has prompted Baumans to gradually buy energy effectiveness for more than a decade– cutting annual gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy cost savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up 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 area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains quite consistent,” said Bauman.
Since of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to assist balance out the added expense.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Rest guaranteed, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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