Sunday, June 21, 2015

Click and grow your own food! English conversation lesson

In the debate about GMO's traditional agriculture is touted as the only way that people can get food. But a new start-up is going to change that!  I have an olive tree on my porch, and have had it for about 5 years, but sadly, I haven't gotten any olives from it.  This new system will work amost by itself! 

There is even a cute short video to how you how it is going to look. 

Key Terms
brown thumb
 DIY farmers
smart soil,
collaboration 
peat and cocoa
 potentially
 state-of-the art
hydroponic
seed cartridges
 scaled up
 down in size
 traditional agriculture


Questions
What are the advantages of this system? 
Who would want one of these systems? 
Which plants would you want to grow? 
Have you ever tried to grow your own food?  Were you successful?
Have you ever worked on a farm? 
Is the cost worth the output? 
Are you worried about pesticides in your food? 
What are disadvantes of this system? 



Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher 

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