Creating a Forest Food garden (X5701E)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

In this module, you will collaborate on various practical group activities related to the forest food garden, including designing and implementing aspects of the planting and infrastructure.

As it takes several years from design to fruition in the garden, you will pass on your achievements and challenges for the next year’s cohort to develop. It places a focus on the political in relation to food growing and land use. The elective explores how to engage wider communities about sustainability issues, using creative, playful and practical approaches. There is a particular emphasis on the complexities, nuances and uncertainties of food systems, climate change and biodiversity loss.

It is not mandatory to have completed Understanding Forest Food Gardens to join this second module.


100%: Seminar


40%: Practical (Presentation)
60%: Written assessment (Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.