Car park is a farm – level 2

13-03-2024 15:00

Noah Verin was a chef in Sydney, Australia, but in 2020, he started an unusual business.

Verin’s company is called Urban Green, and the man grows herbs and microgreens in a car park in the center of Sydney. Currently, he grows 40 different plants, and he uses lights and fans to keep the air fresh.

Verin wants his business to be carbon neutral by 2026. He already cut down the energy use by 50%, and now, he is replacing plastic packages with other materials. He also uses natural medium to grow his plants.

Verin delivers his products to local restaurants, and they are very satisfied with the quality. The plants don’t travel from far away, and they come in the pots and not cut, so they are very fresh.

Difficult words: microgreens (young leaves of some vegetables or plants), carbon neutral (an activity makes less gasses and it removes them from the air), medium (a mixture of material where a plant lives).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What steps has Noah Verin taken to make his business, Urban Green, more environmentally friendly and sustainable?


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