Growing Greener: Bauman’s Farm & Garden

Established by Elizabeth Bauman in 1895, Baumans Farm & & Garden in Gervais has a long history of supplying trees, flowers, produce, pies and more to clients throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a household business, were committed not just to our clients however to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, terrific grand son. That commitment to sustainability has actually prompted Baumans to steadily purchase energy performance for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas usage by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering annual energy cost savings of around $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to set up a new greenhouse, Baumans reached out to greenhouse supplier OBC Northwest, Inc. for an energy-efficient model made 100% of twin-wall polycarbonate. “Although its a big area with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse remains rather consistent,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is expected to save an estimated $10,700 in annual natural gas costs compared to single-wall building and construction due to the fact that of twin-wall innovation. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to help offset the added expense.
Baumans has received more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We take benefit of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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