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 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.
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.
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.
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.