Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures and 24 hours tutorials/practical activities. Total = 48 |
Total Time Commitment:
Total time commitment = 96
HORT20012 Plant Biology 2
HORT10011 Vegetation Establishment and Maintenance
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Horticulture for Sustainable Communities examines the role of urban horticulture as a discipline that seeks to sustain and improve our quality of life. It explores the relationship between people, plants and the wider environment. This is done by examining methodologies for minimising the potentially negative environmental impacts of horticulture in both public and private landscapes such as over-use of fertilisers and cultivation of environmental weeds. At the same time this subject analyses the positive contribution of urban horticulture to best practice natural resource and open space management, nature conservation and urban agriculture. Topics covered in this subject include: sustainability theory and practice; consumer horticulture and gardening inputs; public open space and community health; urban agriculture; ecological restoration and horticulture; and community and therapeutic horticulture.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
One mid semester 2000 word assignment (50%) and one end semester 2000 word assignment (50%).
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Levetin, E & McMahon, M (2012) Plants and Society. McGraw Hill: New York
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture |
Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture
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