VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):父子封锁期间种田养活印度邻里
日期:2020-12-01 15:51

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Son, Father Farm to Feed Neighbors During Lockdown in India
The garden that Sijo Zachariah and his father planted was a way to make sure their family had food to eat during the coronavirus pandemic.
But the garden became much more. It became a way to help their community. It also led Zachariah to change the direction of his life.
The 22-year-old aircraft engineer had been living in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. But he was in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala for a family wedding when the government shut down the area as the coronavirus spread.
"What's going to happen?" he thought. "You know, how are we going to feed ourselves?"
Food stores in the area were nearly empty. Places that sold plants for gardening were closed. So, Zachariah and his father collected seeds from whatever fruits and vegetables they could find and planted them on their family's land. They already had some plants growing, but they added many more.
The father and son watched YouTube videos to learn about gardening. They also remembered information that Zachariah's grandfather had passed down to his father.
Over time, the garden would help feed 20 other families during the pandemic.
"We started teaching others how to grow their own crops so that everyone can have some sort of crop growing in the land," he said.
Kerala's climate is tropical. That means it has a lot of rain and sun, making farming easier.
Zachariah became interested in permaculture -- a movement that says farming should work with nature instead of trying to control the land.
In the past, Zachariah had studied and worked in Wales in Britain. He wondered why the food he ate in Wales was better than the food he ate at home.
Zachariah came to understand that the food was fresher. It came from local farms and was not treated with chemicals before traveling by truck or plane to be sold far away.
Zachariah is now considering a new profession: farming. He connected with other people online who are thinking of a future in farming as well.
He said, "There's many people like me who are genuinely curious or genuinely want to do something, but they are stuck somewhere, with their work or in a city life."
Zachariah has left the farm in the hands of his neighbors since returning to Dubai. He has decided to become a farmer.
"It's a big change for me. But this is what makes me happy — helping others and being in nature," he said.
There is one more reason he was happy with his farming life.
"I was getting quality time with my dad as well, so it was like a win-win," he said.
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1.community n.社区

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My father is a pillar of the community.
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2.neighbors n. 邻居

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She was living alone, begging food from neighbors.
她孑然一身,向邻居们讨饭吃%![,4PYo5+5Mx

3.win-win adj.双赢的

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He described relations between the sides as a win-win situation.
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4.climate n.气候

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Climate change is still very much a subject for debate.
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5.The government shut down the area as the coronavirus spread.

shut down 关闭

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They shut down the nuclear reactor for safety reasons.
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The crash occurred when the crew shut down the wrong engine
机务人员关错了引擎,随即飞机坠毁T*VL^H[@O.Q9mN@

6.I was getting quality time with my dad as well, so it was like a win-win.

as well 也;同样

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You can have a burger, but you can't have fries as well.
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He should pay and maintain you as well.
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父子封锁期间种田养活印度邻里
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但是菜园的规模越来越大B9F)ed=t8Nq-RDB(WWx。菜园逐渐变成帮助社区的一种方式A!Z-S~RZMoN4x0+Lm。这也让撒迦利亚改变了自己的人生方向-uClp0Z~;BCvd_d+*^U
这位22岁的飞机工程师一直在阿拉伯联合酋长国的迪拜生活Ln#eqgok!K9W=K;。他正在印度西南部喀拉拉邦参加一场家庭婚礼时,收到了政府关闭该地区的通知UX1SeD4svgmi
“会发生什么情况呢?”他想;XNkG@LX7^。“我们靠什么养活自己呢?”
该地区的食品店几乎已经空空如也R+hMEf&e_**8q[z。出售植物的地方也被关闭8W=aTTX-fFF_Mrxkl。于是,撒迦利亚和他的父亲收集了所有能找到的水果和蔬菜种子,并将种子播种到土地里&Z%T-XH!%(SkKZ|G。他们已经种植了一些植物,但是他们又增加了更多QfNKv07oWxV|Sr@xcCs
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过去,撒迦利亚曾在英国的威尔士学习和工作VcI_S.L38dN9Dh。他想知道为什么在威尔士吃的食物比在家里吃的美味z#22BH8*ep&2;-
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撒迦利亚现在正在考虑一个新的职业:农民B@h,],WAfk2xkaW8xr!X。他在网上与其他也在思考农业未来的人联络v9]QY!AkKuVtLUlKwVZR
他说,“有很多人像我一样,真心好奇,或者真心想做点什么,但他们被工作或城市生活困住了d_()1mh!.bd93%&#k8。”
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他对农场生活感到满意还有另一个原因hr|rxpfUa2Z^Ir
他说:“我还跟爸爸一起度过了美好的时光,所以这是一种双赢ENYXA(E5f#。”
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