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 customers throughout the Willamette Valley. “As a family organization, were committed not just to our clients but to being excellent stewards of the Earth and community,” stated Brian Bauman, co-owner and Elizabeths terrific, fantastic grand son. That commitment to sustainability has triggered Baumans to progressively purchase energy effectiveness for more than a decade– cutting yearly gas use by an approximated 55,000 therms and delivering 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 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 constant,” stated Bauman.
The greenhouse is anticipated to save an approximated $10,700 in yearly natural gas expenses compared to single-wall building because of twin-wall innovation. Baumans received an Energy Trust of Oregon money incentive of $2,400 to assist offset the included cost.
Baumans has gotten more than $80,000 in Energy Trust incentives. “We take advantage of Energy Trusts offerings every opportunity we get. Feel confident, well be doing more tasks in the future,” said Bauman.
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