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Green Hive in 2020

We hope you all enjoyed the start of the New Year, we have returned to the office and we are off to a flying start with getting the calendar filled in for events over the next 12 months!What’s New?We have added an “Upcoming events” widget to right hand side of the homepage of the website which gives you a quick summary of what we have coming up in the immediate future, we’ll also keep you in the loop each month with our newsletter, blog posts and social media shares, so watch this space! Here’s how January is shaping up so…

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Highland Food Growing Strategy – Community Drop in, 24th January

Are you interested in growing your own food? Do you currently grow your own and are looking for support? Pop along to this drop in session – Green Hive are proud to host this session for the Highland Food Growing strategy –The Highland Council is currently in the process of developing a Food Growing Strategy for the Highlands, and is making a call to green-fingered Highland residents with an interest in “growing your own food.”If you are involved in growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs or flowers or would like to start but don’t know how, then we’d like to…

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Season's Greetings from Green Hive

We have had a fantastically busy year here at Green Hive and we would like to invite you to our festive gathering on the 15th of December at our hub space.Celebrating not only the festive season but all of the successes of 2019. There will be mince pies, drinks and snacks, but feel free to bring a drink or a dish along too. The more the merrier so do bring friends or partners – everyone is welcome! Our doors will be open from 4pm – 6pm – please RSVP so we know how many mince pies to bring along – wear…

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…

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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…

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…

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What can you do with your leftover squashes this Halloween?

It’s my favourite time of year again and I’ve done a lot of research into some quick, easy and creative ways to help you get the most out of your pumpkins and jack o’lanterns.Did you know an estimated 10 million pumpkins are grown in the UK every year! 95% of which will be hollowed out into lanterns for Halloween and the rest used in recipes – we’ve put together a couple of ideas to help you get the most out of our favourite seasonal squash. Delicious and healthy recipes Pumpkin is an incredibly versatile source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it’s both healthy and very tasty….

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Getting to grips with Invasive Species -Top Five Tips for Balsam Bashing

Green Hive volunteers relax with James (SISI co-ordinator) on the  biggest balsam pile after our balsam bashing experience at the Riverside Fun Day We’re fast approaching the end of the season for Balsam Bashing – a massive thank you to everyone who has helped out and spent time clearing Himalayan Balsam this year, the Riverside and surrounding area looks completely renewed after all your hard work! Green Hive volunteers working alongside Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) have managed to clear over 2 acres of balsam from our banks! We would also like to thank James the SISI co-ordinator for taking…