Listening Comprehension - Comprensión Auditiva
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Roof Top Gardening is a Growing Trend in New York City
Topic: New York is a city notoriously short on space, but also one whose residents are big on innovation. In the Big Apple, the latest trend is rooftop farming. Individuals and restaurants are beginning to grow some of their own food in the only space available to them - their roofs. While the practice is currently an environmental rather than a financial trend, some companies hope it can become a money-making business model, providing a cheaper alternative to store-bought produce, especially in low income neighborhoods where fresh vegetables are expensive and scarce. Source: VOA
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Amber Kusmenko and her boyfriend Louis Kofsky love New York, but they also love farming. Thanks to the new trend called "rooftop farming," they can experience both. What started as an interest in sustainability has become a rooftop oasis, complete with tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and herbs.
After reading books and talking to other growers, the couple learned how to make soil, grow plants, capture rainwater, and trap urban heat.
"Instead of saying, 'oh one day saying we're gonna buy a farm', we said, 'let's start now', and lets start growing and let's start
learning, so that we have these skills, and that we've made mistakes up here when we still have
the supermarket down the street."
"Also, with so many people on the planet, people have to live in cities. We can't all
go out and have 100 acres. I think there are ways that cities can be green and sustainable and grow a lot of their own food."
Roberta's Pizzeria is a thriving example. In an effort to beautify their unattractive parking lot, the restaurant bought two old railway cars and planted a variety of vegetables on top of them, turning the lot into a garden and seating area.
Gwen Schantz is the garden manager. "We supplement the menu in there with
some food from our garden, and people love it when we say 'this salad came from out back and this basil was grown
While Schantz's operation does not provide enough food for the restaurant, she says they
plan to purchase a bigger rooftop space that will.
A company called BriteFarm Systems is banking on that. It provides rooftop farms to schools, non-profits, and corporations.
Director Benjamin Lindley says, once they are built, rooftop farms can provide cheaper produce. Currently, many fruits and vegetables come from thousands of kilometers away.
"That transportation distance is a problem. It's a problem for the environment, it's a problem for the farmer,
and it's a problem for the consumer because your vegetable is still perishable, and often, by the time the vegetable reaches us here in New York, it's heading towards the end of its shelf life."
The company is working on at least four rooftop farms throughout the city, which it says will be up and running early next year.
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