Ackerdemia is a gardening concept for schools and kindergarden to teach children and parents how to grow organic vegetables and fruit. Nowadays the daily alimentary is dictated by false perception of ready-made meals and convenience food. To work against the lack of education, the vegetable school was invented by Dr. Christoph Schmitz.
Social impact: By deepening the knowledge in cultivating beets, healthy nutrition and the economics connected to it, it is the aim to increase the understanding and skills of the food chain, improve youth health and reduce food waste (according to consumer organisation „Verbraucherzentrale NRW“ 11 million tonnes food is thrown away annually in Germany, equalling an economic value of EUR 25 bn.)
Financing needs: After a successful pilot at 20 schools in Germany, the innovative schooling concept is aiming to scale up nationalwide with the necessary growth capital..