Since 1997 I work for the municipality of Amsterdam as school garden teacher. All children from the 6th and 7th grade of elementary schools in Amsterdam can garden for one year in one of the 13 beautiful school gardens in Amsterdam. The children grow vegetables, herbs and flowers. In my work I try to bring the children into contact with nature. One of the things that play an role in this is the taste and smell of plants. Not only do I work in a school garden , I also live in a school garden in the south-east part of Amsterdam.