Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded 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 household business, were devoted not only to our consumers however to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, great grand son. That dedication to sustainability has actually triggered Baumans to steadily invest in energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy expense savings of around $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 big area with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse stays quite consistent,” said Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction because of twin-wall innovation. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to help balance out the included expense.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We benefit from Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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