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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM006: Gardening, Wellbeing and Community

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following themes with scope for individual students to focus on elements of their choice:

  • How to record information than could affect growing food successfully, such as soil testing and using exiting vegetation as a proxy for the land’s status
  • How to design a food production area
  • How to build up organic matter in soil, including traditional composting, no-dig, and permaculture methods
  • How to grow food using various methods, from raised beds to forest gardens
  • How to obtain food, from foraging, perennial and annual food resources, to typical garden flowers
  • How to plant particular crops, from annuals to perennials (including trees)
  • How to care for particular crops and prune perennials (particularly trees)
  • How to manage a productive area
  • How to develop a harvest plan
  • How to manage bee hives

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities6030 x 2-hour sessions of supervised practical work in the garden
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities15Fieldtrips
Guided Independent Study30Reading
Guided Independent Study45Preparation of gardening journal and project presentation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Other Learning Resources

Useful LInks:

Incredible Edible Movement

Grow it Yourself

The Orchard Project: