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 family company, were committed not only to our clients but to being good stewards of the Earth and neighborhood,” said Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths fantastic, great grandson. That commitment to sustainability has prompted Baumans to progressively invest in energy effectiveness for more than a years– cutting annual natural gas usage by an estimated 55,000 therms and delivering yearly energy cost savings of roughly $42,200.
Last year, when it was time to install a brand-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 space with 2 bays and 14-foot sidewalls, the temperature in the greenhouse remains rather consistent,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to conserve an approximated $10,700 in annual natural gas expenses compared to single-wall construction because of twin-wall innovation. Baumans got an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to help offset the added cost.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust rewards. “We make the most of Energy Trusts offerings every possibility we get. Rest guaranteed, well be doing more tasks in the future,” stated Bauman.
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