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Green Roofs Benefit People, Environment 2019-02-1033879

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Rain is essential for life but too much of it can lead to flooding, causing sewers to overflow and carry contaminants to nearby river systems.
雨水对生命至关重要,但雨水过多会导致洪灾,下水道积水外溢,并将污染物带至附近的河流系统。
The city of Washington DC has an innovative way to deal with that.
华盛顿特区有一种创新的方法来应对这种情况。
This rooftop garden on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia includes a variety of vegetation to help absorb excess rainwater and grow food at the same time.
哥伦比亚特区大学校园内的这个屋顶花园种有各种植被,有助于吸收多余的雨水并同时种植蔬菜食物。
Architect David Bell designed five green roofs on the campus.
建筑师David Bell在园区设计了五个绿色屋顶。
And we were really excited about this project because it started to do something more than just dealing with storm water management.
对于这个项目,我们兴奋不已,因为它带来的不仅仅是雨水管理。
It took advantage of a resource above the city you see all over where you have these flat roofs that aren’t doing anything and it really made it something that was about urban agriculture.
绿色屋顶利用了视野可见的城市上方资源,原本这些平屋顶一无所用,但却有助于都市农业。
Graduate student Caitlim Arlotta says the project is part of a research initiative to see what plants are best suited for rooftop environments both for food as well as pollination.
该校研究生Caitlim Arlotta表示,该项目是一项研究的部分,旨在了解哪些植物在屋顶环境下最适合生长及植物授粉。
These are the tomatoes that we’re growing, we have the same experiment running with tomatoes as we do with strawberry so we’re doing variety trials and we’re trying just to see which variety grows the best in a green roof setting.
这些是我们正在种植的西红柿,还有和西红柿、草莓一起种植的实验,因此我们正在进行多样化的试验,试图在绿色屋顶环境中探寻最佳品种。
In an urban environment you don’t have maybe all that many spaces to choose from and so rooftops are just un- utilized space.
在城市中,您可能没有多少空间可选,所以屋顶成为了有待利用的空间。
So it’s a really good way to not have to restructure your city necessarily and be able to incorporate green roofs.
所以这是一个非常好的方式,无须重新规划城市,还能有效利用绿色屋顶。
Arlotta says that the main goal of the program is to have food justice.
Arlotta 说,该项目的主要目标是保证食物公正。
So bringing fresh food into cities where you wouldn’t necessarily have that access.
因此,将新鲜食物带入无法获取的城市。
That includes produce for immigrant members of the community as well.
还包括为该地区移住居民提供食物。
In the US it may not seem very common to use hibiscus leaves and sweet potato leaves as food but in many places around the world it is.
在美国,使用木槿叶和甘薯叶作为食物似乎并不常见,但在世界上许多地方都是如此。
My biggest surprise was that we produce four thousand two hundred and fifty pounds of produce the first year and was able to disseminate that to people in need.
我最惊讶的是,我们第一年生产了4250磅的农产品,并能够将其传递给有需要的人。
Sandy Farber Bendier is coordinator of the school’s Master Gardener program.
Sandy Farber Bendier是学校园艺师计划的项目协调员。
This is the future for food,what we have established here at this college is food, the food hub concept of you grow it here, you prepare it , you prepare it in a commercial kitchen you distribute it through farmers markets, food trucks and then you recycle.
这是食物的未来,我们在这所大学种植是的食物,在这里提出了食物中心概念,为其准备,在商业性厨房做准备,通过农贸市场,卡车分销食物,然后回收。
While DC is home to one of the largest numbers of green roofs in the country not all of them are designed to grow food.
虽然华盛顿特区是该国最大数量的绿色屋顶之一,但并非所有这些都是为了种植食物而设计的。
David Bill hopes that over time that will change providing a better connection to nature and better fresh food for the city.
David Bill 希望随着时间的推移,这将改变为大自然提供更好的联系,为城市提供更好的新鲜食物。
Julie Taboh VOA news Washington
华盛顿,美国之音,Julie Taboh

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