Benny got a B in food, because his cauliflower was well-cooked. Solmaz got an A because she grew Romanesco and collected all the caterpillars. The pupils call the class "food", but it's officially known as garden studies, cooking and home economics. It's a regular class subject at the high school... and here it becomes clear that a subject like this is just a vision of the future in Germany.
In the US, a programme like this is reality in the form of the Edible Schoolyard. Alice Waters launched it 15 years ago in Berkeley, where she runs the restaurant Chez Panisse. The schoolyard garden concept has even made it all the way to the White House in Washington. Here, Michelle Obama created a garden with the help of school pupils. The vegetables are eaten at home and at state dinners.