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Upcoming dates in May

Bumblebags Sewing Group Saturday 11th May Saturday 8th June Green Hive Hub, Links Studios, Grant Street, Fishertown at 11am Take part in our sewing group at the Green Hive hub, upcycle unwanted fabric to create reusable bags to be donated to local shops to reduce the number of plastic bags used in Nairn. Learn new skills and meet some new people. New Friends and Natter Friday 17th May Green Hive Hub, Links Studios, Grant Street, Fishertown, 10am-1pm Open doors at our hub space, a chance to socialise with other Green Hivers, have a nice cuppa and some cake. All welcome.

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Annual General Meeting 2019

Thursday 23rd May, 7pm Nairn Sailing Club, Nairn Harbour Join us for a celebration of the achievements of Green Hive volunteers and in looking forward to what’s next as our organisation grows. For Green Hivers old and new! You will hear about the work and achievements of the Green Hive team and have the chance to shape plans for our next year. We will be starting our first social enterprise project in the coming year, as well as growing our existing orchard project and Bumblebags up cycling project. Join our membership by visiting our website or sign up at our AGM,…

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Preserving Nairn's orchards

Over the last couple of years there has been a growing partnership between Green Hive and the Nairn Allotments Orchard Group (NAOG). With NAOG helping us to set up the Viewfield Community Orchard by supplying locally grown trees and training volunteers, and Green Hive promoting NAOG’s work and contributing rootstocks. NAOG are a group of apple enthusiasts based at Nairn’s Sandown Allotments that graft and grow local, heritage and generally useful apples, and encourage more trees to be planted in Nairn. Recently this lovely cooperation has enabled NOAG to graft scion wood from a very old local orchard that has…

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Nairn River Invasive Species Project

This summer and over the next few years Green Hive are joining with the Spey Fishery Board on the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) project, a four year Heritage Lottery Fund supported project working to reduce numbers of invasive species present along our waterways. It covers a huge area, from Dundee in the south to the North coast of Sutherland. Green Hive volunteers will help to clear the area of the river Nairn that runs through our town. We will be organising group volunteering days during the summer as well as a volunteer hit squad trained to tackle the more toxic…

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We are recruiting!

We are recruiting for two new part-time staff members to join our team. You will join a small but growing local charity and social enterprise in Nairn, and have a key role in supporting our community to get involved in environmental projects that benefit the natural environment and the people of Nairn. Our Community Projects Worker role will be 14 hours per week and will support our volunteer community to be involved with Green Hive and coordinate project activities to take place. Our Enterprise Project Officer will work 21 hours per week to help Green Hive set up our social…

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Dates for your diary

‘New friends and natter’  Friday 5th April Friday 19th April Green Hive Hub, Links Studios, Grant Street, Fishertown, 10am-1pm Open doors at our hub space, a chance to socialise with other Green Hivers, have a nice cuppa and some cake. All welcome. Bumblebags Sewing Group Saturday 6th April Saturday 11th May Green Hive Hub, Links Studios, Grant Street, Fishertown at 11am Take part in our sewing group at the Green Hive hub, upcycle unwanted fabric to create reusable bags to be donated to local shops to reduce the number of plastic bags used in Nairn. Learn new skills and meet some new people….

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Young People's Climate March

Nairn’s young people gathered on Friday 15th March in Nairn Town Centre to voice their concerns for our environment and demand action to be taken to stop climate change. Here at Green Hive we are very proud of the young people of Nairn for standing up for what they believe in a constructive and proactive way. “Others and myself decided that not enough action was being taken by global and UK politicians on climate change, so we decided to strike to address the issue that will impact all of us, for the 15th, the future and our future. Not enough action…

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Upcoming dates

Bumblebags Sewing Group Saturday 9th March Saturday 6th April Green Hive Hub, Links Studios, Grant Street, Fishertown at 11am Take part in our sewing group at the Green Hive hub, upcycle unwanted fabric to create reusable bags to be donated to local shops to reduce the number of plastic bags used in Nairn. Learn new skills and meet some new people. ‘New friends and natter’  Friday 15th March Friday 5th April Green Hive Hub, Links Studios, Grant Street, Fishertown, 10am-1pm Open doors at our hub space, a chance to socialise with other Green Hivers, have a nice cuppa and some cake. All welcome….

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Apple Tree Grafting and Pruning Workshops

The next generation of apple trees and apple tree growers have been nurtured over the last couple of weeks with our apple tree grafting and pruning workshops taking place. Nairn Academy pupils, staff and the farmer Jones Academy visited the Sandown Allotments and learned from experienced growers Jules, Des and Robert about permaculture and apple tree grafting. They will now take their trees, and knowledge back to start their own orchard at Nairn Academy! We also had a session with Des and Robert for Green Hive volunteers, members and (potentially) future volunteers, including top tips for pruning fruit trees and how…

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A Hive of Scribes – Fundraiser

On Friday, 29th March forget about Brexit and come along to the Little Theatre where at 7.30 pm The Pen & I, Nairn’s creative writing group will be presenting ‘A Hive of Scribes’, an evening of readings of poetry and prose. There may be a little music too. There will be a raffle and refreshments. The cost will be £8 payable at the door and all proceeds will be donated to Green Hive, Nairn’s environmental charity.