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 consumers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household business, were committed not just to our clients however to being good stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths great, fantastic grand son. That dedication to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to gradually invest in energy efficiency for more than a decade– cutting yearly 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 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 consistent,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an estimated $10,700 in yearly natural gas expenses compared to single-wall construction due to the fact that of twin-wall technology. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money reward of $2,400 to help offset the included cost.
Baumans has actually received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more projects in the future,” stated Bauman.
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