Community Horticulture - (15 credits)

This module critically examines the interaction between people and horticulture. As the majority of people live in towns and cities, the module will particularly, but not exclusively, be focused on urban communities and their environments. Communities are being empowered to take greater responsibility for their neighbourhoods from writing neighbourhood development plans through to asset management of behalf of the local authority. Community-run projects can bring many benefits but require co-ordination and co-operation. The module will critically evaluate how people within a community can be contacted and brought together through a range of community horticultural projects.