Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3054: Gardening, Wellbeing and Community

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (10 weeks), term 2 (10 weeks) and term 3 (10 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Harry G West (Convenor)

Mr Paul Cleave (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module examines a range of methods for growing food on a small-scale. You will study a variety of food practices originating from different parts of the world—foraging, permaculture, forest gardens, home-gardens—as well as the crops associated with them, and how these practices have evolved. In collaboration with the University of Exeter’s Community Garden you will have ample opportunity to practice these techniques, along with methods such as raised beds and bee keeping. You will also visit exemplary growing sites and community gardens in the South West that have developed or used these approaches.

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