November 2019

meetings and pop-in sessions

Building a Green Hive Hub!

Green Hive have commissioned a consortium of local specialists to undertake an “Options and Feasibility Study” which will help identify future activities and a main base for the organisation and to generate a commercial income.A really important aim of Green Hive is to engage the local community in our projects, the consortium will be reviewing opportunities for Green Hive to retain this community engagement, grow income and assess the best premises to help support this activity.To collect views on these opportunities, we are holding a community engagement event in the Nairn Community and Arts Centre from 10am to 2pm on Saturday…

orchard

Community Orchard update

Leaf Mulching day @ the Viewfield Community Orchard We had a brilliant day at the Orchard on Sunday – the leaf bays were emptied and compacted and the Viewfield was picked clean of leaves by our fantastic volunteers.We caned up the raspberries, gave the orchard a good tidy and mulched all the trees and herb beds!The mulch is free for the taking so head along and help yourselves to the pile beside the bays at the Viewfield.A huge thank you to everyone who came along and made this possible, without the hard work and dedication from our volunteers this would…

Updates

Want to join the Board?

We’re always looking for people to join the Board. This is a specially exciting point in our development and right now we’d love it if individuals with management and management committeee experience were to join and add their skills to those the Board already has. Although it’d be great if you were already involved with us, or had a general interest in the environment and our town’s development, we’re specially keen to recruit a new treasurer and a company secretary. So you don’t have to be a member to be considered. Take a look at this description of what’s involved…

Updates

Volunteer Spotlight – what's it like to volunteer with Green Hive?

Margaret has been part of Green Hive for the last year with the Bumblebags group, community orchard, New Friends and Natter meet ups and lots more! This is what she has to say about Green Hive. “The ‘green hive’ offers a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and to experience the warmth and friendship that can sometimes be missing in our ‘fast’ society. Many people, including myself, have benefited greatly from the input and social intellect which comes with being a part of such a community. The Green Hive offers help when needed, guidance and support and support in knowing…

Updates

Dates for your diary!

Queens Park Bulb PlantingSunday 10th November, 2pm-3.30pmMeet at the corner of George Street and Anne CrescentIn partnership with Keeping Nairnshire Colourful. Come help plant spring flowering bulbs. No experience necessary, just turn up and join in. We will provide gloves and there will be some snacks and drinks afterwards.Queens Park Project Steering Group meet upThursday 14th November, 7-8pmArmy Cadets’ Hut, John Street Do you live in Queens Park and would like to shape our work in your area? We will be meeting to look back at what has happened so far this year and make plans for our work in Queens Park…

Enterprise

Green Hive and [email protected], Durness

We had our second Green Hive team road trip on the 16th of October – all the way up to Durness to meet with Dr. Julien Moreau and Dr. Joan D’Arcy who are the founders of Plastic @ Bay – a community interest company aiming to tackle marine plastic pollution in north west Scotland and beyond – they turn marine pollution into unique, bespoke products at their Plastic Lab in Durness.Green Hive are launching a plastic recycling enterprise and reached out to Plastic @ Bay for advice and education on how to sustainably manage a workshop focused on recycling plastic…