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 consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family organization, were devoted not just to our consumers but to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, terrific grandson. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to progressively purchase energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting yearly natural gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy expense savings of around $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a brand-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 in the greenhouse stays quite constant,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is expected to save an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall construction since of twin-wall technology. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help balance out the included cost.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every chance we get. Feel confident, well be doing more projects in the future,” said Bauman.
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