Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded 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 business, were devoted not only to our customers but to being good stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, excellent grand son. That commitment to sustainability has triggered Baumans to progressively buy energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting annual gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy expense savings of approximately $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up 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 area with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays rather continuous,” stated Bauman.
Due to the fact that of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is expected to save an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash reward of $2,400 to help offset the added expense.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest guaranteed, well be doing more projects in the future,” said Bauman.
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