Gardening can be seen as a basic educational issue in human lives. Urbanisation, especially, has led to an increasing distance from primary production. Hence, a re-introduction of gardening into daily life, starting in kindergartens and school, seems to be necessary.
Education in food issues is in a miserable situation. Gardens in educational facilities could help, but need examples. The cultivation of vegetables and herbs is the starting point of any further usage. Harvesting and preparation of their own food is already a stimulating issue for kids and pupils. In this panel we like to present and discuss approaches, which e. g. use kindergardens or school gardens as a basis for education in cultivation of vegetables and herbs, as well as working on food issues. We explicitly welcome researchers working on nutrition and education also in a broader more contextual perspective.