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 customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household company, were committed not only to our consumers however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, excellent grandson. That commitment to sustainability has prompted Baumans to steadily purchase energy effectiveness for more than a decade– cutting yearly gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and providing yearly energy cost 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 large space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature level in the greenhouse stays rather continuous,” said Bauman.
Because of twin-wall innovation, the greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building and construction. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentive of $2,400 to assist balance out the included expense.
Baumans has 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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