Nairn River Enterprise and Green Hive

Our legal name is Nairn River Enterprise. We operate as “Green Hive”. This summarises our aims – to do all we can to promote our environment, protect and improve our green spaces, focusing on action, learning and community connections.

Our guiding principles are

  • Community led
  • Not for personal profit
  • Action orientated
  • Environmentally sustainable

To create

  • Pride in Nairn
  • Sustainable economic development
  • Jobs and volunteering opportunities
  • Learning and development opportunities

Since our formation Green Hive has launched a number of environmental volunteering projects – more than 25 events in the 9 months to April 2018. Through our SEPA-registered community leaf mulching project, Nairn Viewfield community orchard, litter picks, fabric up-cycling project and “Art is Rubbish” competitions, we have made a practical commitment to the local environment.

All of our projects are conceived, developed and implemented by volunteers. Our board and membership are all voluntary and their decision making is steered by the feedback and consultation with our wider network of volunteers. Our ambition is to grow the community assets of our town, both physical assets such as community orchards and skills assets such as sewing and gardening, especially for those living in areas of deprivation.

Our immediate objective is to use the resources we already have to continue making an impact in Nairn and build our support and capacity to deliver.

Our longer term objective is to establish a community hub where people can meet up and think through ideas; a hub which includes a retail outlet to sell upcycled goods collected from the area, a workshop and store where the goods are brought, renewed and upcycled and where people can learn new skills and find routes to employment. 

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Picnic in the Park 22nd July 2018

A few snaps from today’s picnic. If you have any feedback or ideas for future events at the orchard leave us a message or email nre@greenhive.co.uk.

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Don’t shop, swap!

Join us at the Green Hive Hub on Friday 3rd August at 7pm.

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Picnic in the Park

Come down to Nairn Viewfield Community Orchard on Sunday 22nd July, from 12pm. Bring your lunch and a picnic blanket and join us for some games and activities. There will be a plant and produce swap table so bring along anything in abundance from your garden to swap with others. See you there!

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Join us this Summer!

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Our next volunteer days

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That went well!

The orchard’s looking great just now though the blossom’s fading. Fortune smiled on us last Sunday when the rain passed and the sun came out. Around 50 or 60 people came along with their picnics to enjoy the craiq, games and even some impromptu music. Here’s to the next time…

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Picnic in the Park

Sunday 13th May from 12pm.

Our first event in the Nairn Viewfield Community Orchard! Bring your picnic blankets and lunch, and join us to celebrate spring and welcome the orchard in to bloom. 
There will be a seed, plant and garden tool swap table so bring along any of your extras to share. With some activities for kids (big kids included). All welcome!

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