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Farewell to Kirsty

Kirsty is leaving us. We said farewell on Sunday at the Christmas Gaithering. Kirsty was with us for two and a half years and saw us through very rapid growth from a small, volunteer group to the charity employing two other staff that we have become now. She did fantastic work growing the activities we run and building a great volunteer base. More recently she helped us to the point of launching our plastic repurposing enterprise at our Balmakeith workshop. She leaves us in good shape and we wish her all the best for the future.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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The Big Climate Conversation

Have your say on climate change! Green Hive are hosting a consultation session on behalf of the Scottish Government to help people in Nairn have their say on how Scotland should repond to climate change. Sign up to attend on Eventbrite.   Did you know that Scotland has declared a climate emergency? Would you reduce how much meat you eat? Would you give up your car to help stop climate change? Would you switch to renewable energy for your house? On Thursday 10th October Green Hive will facilitate an engagement event where we are inviting the public to come give…

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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…

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The rain didn't dampen spirits down at Riverside Fun Day!

Despite the rain there was a great feeling, engagement from local people and lots of positive feedback. From Green Hive’s perspective the day certainly boosted volunteer support for the riverside invasive species project and our engagement with people living in Queens Park, which surpassed what we were hoping to achieve when we originally thought of having a family day at the park. A fantastic £250 has been raised for future work in Riverside Park and that all certainly couldn’t have happened without the support from other local groups. We want to say a big thank you to all who came together…