Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Founded by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of supplying trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household organization, were committed not just to our customers however to being great stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, terrific grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to gradually invest in energy efficiency for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy cost savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install a new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse supplier OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient design made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big space with two bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse remains rather continuous,” said Bauman.
Because of twin-wall technology, the greenhouse is expected to conserve an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to help offset the included cost.
Baumans has actually gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest ensured, well be doing more projects in the future,” said Bauman.
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