Creating a Forest Food garden (X5701E)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

‘Creating a Forest Food Garden’ follows on from the ‘Understanding Forest Gardens’ elective. You will collaborate to develop previous ideas into practical and costed designs for both a forest food garden and a hemp bale building (in 2020 - 21) to serve it and two other related projects. As it will take at least five years from inception to early harvesting of the forest food garden, you will participate in a segment of that time, passing on your achievements and challenges for the next year’s cohort to develop. The building, which will be quicker to establish, will serve future modules.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Presentation, 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 COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.