Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of providing trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family company, were devoted not just to our customers but to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, fantastic grandson. That commitment to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to gradually invest in energy performance for more than a years– cutting annual gas use by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of approximately $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 model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big area with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse remains quite consistent,” stated Bauman.
Since of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is expected to save an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall construction. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to help balance out the included cost.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Rest assured, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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