079: Gardening for Beginners

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News in 2 Minutes with J. Bradbury of PreparePDX.com



Small Gardening Lessons and Resources

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J Bradbury


  • Background: Life long interest in disasters.
  • B.S. in Psychology with minor in Civic Leadership
  • Vet. in Coast Guard 2000-2004
  • Volunteered for two Emergency Managers
  • past CERT member
  • Numerous FEMA certificates (ICS 100-400) plus 20 more
  • preparePDX.com


  1. PDX?
  2. What have you done to improve your gardening skills?
  3. I don’t have the room to garden, what can i do?
    1. Neighbor/friend/family
    2. contract?
  4. What plants have you had success with, which have been a struggle?
    1. what plants
    2. when planted
  5. What do you think you should do differently going forward?
  6. What do see as the future for gardening?
    1. Permaculture
    2. Local Farming
    3. Farmers Market
    4. Community Garden

      Permaculture Garden

      Local Farming

      Local Farming

      farmers market

      Farmers Market

      community garden

  7. What would you say is the easiest, most actionable way for people to get started?
    1. easy plants: herbs, lettuce, or what grows easy in your area
    2. space at work?
    3. volunteer at local farm
  8. Is it too late for people to start coming up on the end of May?
  9. If it is, what would you recommend for them to do until they can start?

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