Peggy Bradley has a
Masters degree in Civil Engineering. She works in the field of hydroponics
and specializes in using the technology of growing plants to help humans
reduce their impact on the earth. She has designed several experimental
integrated systems using animals and plants in hydroponics culture.
Executive Director Institute
for Simplified Hydroponics an International NGO a 501-C-3 non profit
corporation based in the United States.
and operates organic and inorganic simplified hydroponic
Owner of Bradley Hydroponics a design consultancy
formed in 1982 to provide practical technical advice to commercial and
home hydroponic growers.
Experience in design, implementation and reporting
scientific trials in hydroponic culture
Experience with plant disorder identification and
their biological or physical control.
Experience in advising existing and potential
commercial growers on system design, crops and cultivars, nutrients and
water analysis plus the day to day running of a hydroponic operation.
Assisted in establishing several
simplified hydroponic projects in areas of poverty and hunger including
the Philippines, Zimbabwe, Mexico, areas of poverty in the US and
Scientific research for growers, companies and
manufacturers who require products or systems to be tested as well as an
international consultancy service.
books on simplified hydroponic culture, and over 18 magazine articles,
both popular and scientific. Also produced videos and CDROMs on Urban
Agriculture and hydroponics.
1990 - BS
Degree in Computer Science at Oregon State University
1991 – BS
degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Oregon State
1994 - Masters in Civil Engineering at Oregon State
University with thesis, Carbon Storage and Potential in Forests of Eastern
Russia. Report included modeling the forest ecosystems to estimate total
and incrementail carbon storage.
Food, Instructions for building hydroponic systems and growing food
hydroponically’. GHN, Corvallis, Oregon 1999
Gardens' with coauthor Cesar Marulanda, ISH 2000.
‘Mon Jardin Potage
Sans Terre Guide Practique de Culture Hydroponique’ in French adapted from
English with author Cesar Marulanda, ISH 2001.
Simplificada’ in Spanish adapted from English with Cesar Marulanda, Mexico
`Simplified Hydroponics to Reduce Global Hunger’ By Peggy
Bradley and Cesar Marulanda In: Proceedings of the World Congress on
Soilless Culture:Agriculture in the Coming Millenium, Acta Horticulturae
No. 554. June 2001.
`Simulating Carbon Storage if forests of
Eastern Russia' , Bradley, P., G. Gastion, T Kolchugina and T.S. Vinson,
In: Water Air and Soil Pollution, 82/1-2 1995.
Gaston, G.G., P.M. Bradley, T.S.
Vinson and T.P. Kolchugina; "GVI Classification of Vegetation and
Landcover Regions in the Former Soviet Union as Inputs for Forest
Ecosystem Modeling", Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 1996,
63 - 1, 51-58.
BORFOR, A Boreal
Forest Growth Model – A manual and pubished windows application to model
carbon storage in forests, US EPA 1994.
USSR CARBON BUDGET,
Windows modeling software to present carbon model results to US EPA and
` Simplified Hydroponics
in Urban Agriculture’ Urban Agriculture Notes, City Farmer,
Canada’s Office of Urban Agriculture, 2000
Popular Hydroponic Gardens in Senegal - A U.N. consultant brings
hydroponics back-yard systems, developed in Latin America, to home gardens
near Dakar.’ Growing Edge, Jan/Feb 2000.
Design:Hydroponics in Developing Countries, Part 3" by Peggy Bradley and Cesár Hernán
Marulanda Tabares, Part 1 Vol 11 No.5 May/June 2000.
“Building by Design:Hydroponics in
Developing Countries, Part 2"
by Peggy Bradley and Cesár Hernán Marulanda Tabares, Part 2 Vol11.
No 6 July/August 2000
Design:Hydroponics in Developing Countries, Part 3" by Peggy Bradley and
Cesár Hernán Marulanda Tabares Sept/Oct 2000.
Hydroponics in Urban Agriculture’ Bagelhole.org, Center for low tech
Israel Innovation Past and Present” by Peggy
Bradley Growing Edge Magazine, Volume 12, Number 1, September/October
Mexico’s Water Debt,
In Press, Growing Edge Magazine, 2003.
Movement, In Press, Growing Edge Magazine, 2003.
Movement, Videotape of the organoponic process being used in Cuba 38
minutes, in Spanish with English subtites.
Urban Agriculture CDROM, a 500
page research CD that includes extensive articles and information on
hydroponics from commercial to simplified. Includes troubleshooting
articles on pests, deseases, nutrient deficiencies. 1995 with annual
updates tp 2002.
games (commercial products)
commercial kit including four science experiments for students 12 and
older. Featured in several magazines and received 1997 award for
educational Science Materials.
Children’s Kit – a kit
for teaching hydroponics to a child six year old or older. Includes a
coloring book, A garden for Josie which has been translated into Spanish
and english. Used in many child development programs and homeless children
Home Garden Kit – two
versions one for vegetables for the home and one for a small commercial
garden for home income. Includes book Home hydroponic gardens and is
avaiable in spanish french and english.
Hydroponica game – a
game to teach simplified hydroponic culture, translated into Spanish and
english and being test marketed in four countries.
Also commercial kits
for greenhouse, culinary herb, medicinal herb and garden
consultings for small scale systems for home use.
Enhancement Project, Teaching Example Pam Urso, Ridge Elementary School,
New York www-ed.fnal.gov/ntep/f98/projects/
on a Survival Garden by Elaine Jefferson, The Growing Edge, Corvallis
Oregon Vol 10 Number 6 July/August 1999.
Northwest Heros, In
AirWest Magazine, August 2000.
The Home Garden kit in
Focus Magazine, Italy, In Press.
Hydroponics in the
Classroom, National Science Musuems Conference OMSI, 1996. Presentation
included the hydroponics lab for children tour.
Future Farmers of
America 1999 National Conference, Hydroponics in Agricultural Education,
demonstartion of hydroponic aquaculture systems.
as an answer to Mexican Poverty, The Asociación Hidropónica Mexicana (AHM)
First Annual Congress, May,
to Reduce Global Hunger, International Conference on Soilless Culture,
Ma’ale Hachamisha, Israel, May 14 -18 2000.
curriculum for high school students at the HMA (Hydroponics Merchants
Association) conference in Vancouver., 2000
A shelter for refugees
that grows its own food, The Asociación Hidropónica Mexicana (AHM) Second
Congress on Hydroponics, April 2000
to End Hunger, Hydroponic Society of America, August 2001, Los
The new International
Trianing Center for Simplified Hydroponics and Fertigation in Mexico,
Hydroponic Mercants Association Meeting, July 2002 Las
to unite small communities, American Sociologists Association Convention,
Los Angeles, 2001.
1982 – ongoing
Bradley Hydroponics in consulting and established a commercial product
line of kits for learning hydroponics
Support for Microsoft Corporation in Redmond Washington to assist in
setting up the technical support online database
Technical and computer support for US EPA. Corvallis Research Station.
Assisted scientific reports on global warming and forestry
1995 - current time – Executive Director of International
Institute of Simplified Hydroponics Corvallis,
projects in Commercial applications
1990 Designed a biosphere home
for the Nevada region. Rising Sun uses solar energy to heat and power the
home and raises its own food in a hydroponic greenhouse and enclosed fish
pond. This was first designed home to use a composting toilet for part of
the home heating.
1992 Designed a 16 by 24
greenhouse to produce adequate vegetables year round for a family of four
in a temperate climate. Bivalvia plans now sold internatioanlly and
available on CDROM.
Designed Research Hydroponic Greenhouse for Africa University in Zimbabwe,
also established the curriculum for a four year study program and
participated in the growing protocols of organic hydroponic nutrients for
Chicken Coop for Natures Harmony a Japanese Natural Foods Distributor and
Dr. Matsu Matsumota, Animal Science Dept Oregon State University. This
project was nominated in 1996 for the Japanese National Science Award, a
half million dollar annual award.
1996 Oregon Museum of
Science and Industry – A hydroponics lab for children in their new
building in Portland Oregon. With funds from several donars established an
internal lab for children using hydroponics and integrated hydroponics and
fish culture. Remaining until 2000 this exhibit received about 500,000
visitors a year.
1996 Website http://www.carbon.org/ established and
projects of the ISH were described on the website. This site now supports
14 projects worldwide and three country ISH centers.
Homeless Shelter – designed in response to earthquake in Armenia Colombia
where 50,000 people were left homeless. The design is online and used in
several university courses as an example of integrated low technology.
experiments with DuPont Corporation in germination and grow out properties
of a commercial fiber designed for hydroponic
the International Institute of Simplified Hydroponics Training Center in
Tehuacan, Puebla Mexico. A 256 square foot building was revitalized and
3000 m2 demonstration gardens established in the city. Funds of
over $100,000 were raised for the project, educational tools were
translated and printed into Spanish. Classes for students started from
Mexico and Latin America.
for Tri Cities campaign of the Sister Cities International Lead deligation
from Portland Oregon Sapporo Japan and Mutuare Zimbabwe on the three
country tour to share enironmental solutions
Product award for the International Science and Technology Group in
One of 83 people nominated Japan Institute of
Technology Environmental Award, an annual half million dollar prize for
“Hydroponic Chicken Coop”.
Zenith Masters of Innovation
Award, 1993. USSR Carbon Budget, a $10,000 prize awarded to OSU in the
form of computer hardware.
Giraffe Award – for sticking
one’s neck out Giraffe Project since 1996
Tau Beta Phi National Engineering
Honor Society elected 1992 held post of Vice President and worked with
Linus Pauling to establish engineering award at OSU.
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