Urban gardens are enjoyable places to spend time in nature, and can provide important habitat for local biodiversity.
The Adelaide Sustainability Centre and Climate-Proof Food have created an Urban Garden Bingo resource to explore the community garden based at The Joinery.
This self-guided activity will help you to recognise various weeds, flowers, critters and garden structures typically found in urban gardens.
We encourage you to take your time, and enjoy the opportunity to connect to nature in an urban environment.
*Please note that the garden at The Joinery is the property of hard-working Common Ground volunteers. Please do not pick or eat anything in the garden.
*This activity can be played at The Joinery garden anytime during public open hours, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Children must be accompanied by a guardian and be appropriately supervised at all times.
How to play:
Select a feature in one of the bingo squares and locate it in the garden. To complete the activity find 5 squares in a row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal)!
You might even like to find them all.
How to access the resource:
Download the Urban Garden Bingo PDF HERE and view on your phone or print at home. Alternatively, you can visit the Adelaide Sustainability Centre to access a printed copy.
What to bring:
This is an outdoor activity, we suggest you bring weather-appropriate clothing including a hat, sunscreen and a drink bottle.
Please bring your own pencil or pen if you intend to fill out a printed bingo sheet.
Share your experience and win
We'd love to hear from you and share you experience playing urban garden bingo!
Do one of the following to go in the draw to win a prize. The winner will be drawn at random and notified via email or Facebook message by Friday 9 October). Please only send photos you are happy to be shared by us.
1. Email us a photo of you playing bingo in the Joinery garden to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Post a photo on Instagram or Facebook, with #urbangardenbingo and tag @Climate-Proof Food and @Adelaide Sustainability Centre
As you explore, remember that we are on the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. We pay respect to Elders past and present, and recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, which are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.
The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is funded by Green Adelaide with support from Conservation SA.