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 consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household service, were dedicated not only to our clients but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, fantastic grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to progressively buy energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting annual gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of roughly $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 model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a large space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays quite consistent,” said Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to save an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction due to the fact that of twin-wall technology. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to assist offset the added cost.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Rest guaranteed, well be doing more jobs in the future,” stated Bauman.
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