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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ANTM006: Gardening, Wellbeing and Community

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

This is a practical module set within an academic context. To that end, you will apply knowledge you acquire through the study of: agroecology, ethnobotany, soil ecology, nutrition, health and well-being. You will network with food practitioners in public institutions, private enterprises, third sector organisations and social enterprises with an interest in alternative forms and methods of producing food, as well as with academics studying these. The skills acquired will enable you to pursue careers in gardening and/or growing food in public institutions, private enterprises, third sector organisations and social enterprises. You will learn how to use gardening/growing food within a range of contexts, including working with school children; working in community development; or working to promote well-being and support people with mental health challenges.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Develop and advanced practical skills in the design and management of a range of growing techniques
2. Recognise and accurately assess the causes of success and failure associated with particular growing techniques
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Recognize a range of culturally-variable food sources and food-growing methods and produce informative and insightful accounts of these in a range of media
4. Understand how food procurement and production fit within the broader natural environment and provide well-documented and convincing analysis of these
Personal and Key Skills5. Assess with precision both the benefits and difficulties associated with different forms of own-growing, such as promoting well-being, fostering community, or providing education in settings such as schools and forest schools
6. Develop a robust professional network with key individuals and organisations that practice these growing techniques