Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture? | Stuart Oda

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video

When something is decommissioned, it is officially no longer in use. It may have been retired, sold, or destroyed.

  • The ship was decommissioned after it was used in the war.
  • The computer was decommissioned after it was used for research.

Aeroponic means relating to or using air plants. An aeroponic garden is a garden that is built on an artificial platform that is filled with air instead of soil.

  • The aeroponic garden was designed to reduce water usage.
  • The aeroponic garden is a more sustainable option than a traditional garden.

Perlite is a type of mineral that is used to make concrete and other building materials. It is a very lightweight material, which makes it a good choice for construction materials that need to be lightweight and easy to move.

  • The perlite was used to make the foundation of the building very lightweight.

Weatherproofing is a process that is used to make something resistant to the effects of the weather. It can protect things from rain, snow, and other types of weather.

  • The house was weatherproofed with a sealant.
  • The car was weatherproofed with a coat of paint.

When someone is underprivileged, they are not well-off. This can mean that they don't have a lot of money, or they don't have a good job.

  • The underprivileged children are the ones who are most likely to get sick.
  • The underprivileged students are the ones who are most likely to drop out of school.

To repurpose something is to use it for a different purpose. You can repurpose an old object into something new, or you can use a new object to replace an old one.

  • The company is repurposing old furniture into new office furniture.
  • She repurposed the old dresser into a new dresser for her bedroom.

Underutilized means that a person, place, or thing is not being used to its fullest potential. This can be a problem because it means that the resources that are available to us are not being used as efficiently as they could be.

  • The office is underutilized because the employees are not using the computers that are available to them.
  • The factory is underutilized because the machines are not being used to their full potential.

Humbling is a word that is used to describe something that makes you feel small and embarrassed. When you are humbled, you feel like you are not worth anything.

  • The experience was humbling, and she felt like she was not able to stand up to him again.
  • The experience was humbling, and she felt like she was not able to do anything right.