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Taking daily actions to be connected with nature
Adelaide has recently been awarded National Park City status and, to celebrate, multiple events are being held throughout the month of June 2022. But, before we delve into the month-long celebration, let's unpack what it means to be Australia's first (and the world's second) National Park City.

adelaide national park city
(https://www.adelaidenationalparkcity.org/)


Adelaide National Park City is a movement to improve city life by way of everyone taking daily actions to be connected with nature. This covers all areas from Salisbury in the north to Aldinga in the south and from Burnside in the east to Grange in the west. With Adelaide already having a significant percentage of green space and a diverse range of wildlife, the movement will bring even more natural places, plants and animals as well as better air and water quality, health and wellbeing. And, of course, not to mention the increased tourism it will bring too.

nature journaling
(https://www.adelaidenationalparkcity.org/events/nature-journaling-in-anstey-hill-recreation-park)


So, in celebration of Adelaide National Park City, various organisations across metropolitan South Australia will be hosting food experiences, recreational activities, guided walks, gardening workshops and planting days among other events.

friends of botanic gardens sa
(https://www.adelaidenationalparkcity.org/events/adelaide-botanic-garden-the-calm-in-the-city)


On the Locale Sustainability Tour, you will be taken beyond the sights of Pasadena Foodland and offered an insight into the history and philosophy of the Chapley family. The cost is $15 per person including a zero-waste high tea. Bookings are essential via their website.

creatures of the night
(https://www.adelaidenationalparkcity.org/events/creatures-of-the-night-morialta-conservation-park-ranger-guided-walk)


For those interested in recreational activities, you can have a go at flat-water kayaking in a reservoir, nature journaling at a recreation park or cycling the park lands trail around the city. Guided walks focusing on different areas and topics will be led by Friends of Botanic Gardens SA, National Parks & Wildlife Service, Friends of Aldinga Scrub, City of Adelaide, Port Environment Centre and SA Water. The level of fitness required for each walk varies, so be sure to check before securing your spot. Most of these events are free.

bird ramble
(https://www.adelaidenationalparkcity.org/events/bird-ramble-in-the-adelaide-park-lands)


If you've always wanted to start composting but are not sure how, then the Composting for Beginners session might just be the thing for you. It's your chance to learn how to make compost to build soil and plant health. You will also learn what can and cannot be composted. More information is available by contacting The Simple Market.

butterfly garden
(https://www.adelaidenationalparkcity.org/events/create-butterfly-garden)


Residents of the City of Onkaparinga can gain skills in either creating a garden that attracts butterflies or establishing a food producing garden all year round. Each workshop costs only $6 per person. And, last but not least, planting days will be held along the River Torrens, around Light Beach, in Onkaparinga River National Park and at Little Para River as well as Faile Reserve. Everyone is welcome to come along.

food producing garden
(https://www.adelaidenationalparkcity.org/events/planning-for-a-year-round-harvest)


For the full list of events, please visit the Adelaide National Park City website at www.adelaidenationalparkcity.org.
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A food tour with Foodland?? Wow, that's a first for any supermarket I think. Good concept but hope it'll be executed properly.
by alts (score: 1|58) 35 days ago
Obviously not all Chapleys Foodland Supermarkets are involved in this national park involvement, Chaples also own Foodland Supermarkets at Munno Para and Sefton Plaza
by r.eng (score: 2|787) 37 days ago
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