Tradespark woods litter pick

A fantastic turn out last Sunday for the Tradespark woods litter pick. Around 50 people took part and collected in the region of 40 bags of waste. There were lots of drinks cans and bottles as well as buckets, a pitch fork, a solitary wellie and a Prestos bag. How long has it been since there was a Prestos in Nairn?

Well done everyone!

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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.


Tradespark Woods Litter Pick
Sunday 7th April, 10am-12pm
Meet at the picnic area on the moss-side road side of woods

Suggested by Lizanne after doing a litter pick herself and getting a lot of support online with many more people saying they’d like to clear the rubbish in the woods. We will provide bags and gloves and there will be some snacks and drinks afterwards provided by the local Co-op.


Community Orchard Day
Friday 12th April
Sunday 19th May
Meet at Viewfield Community Orchard at 12.30pm

Lend a hand to keep the community orchard maintained and thriving. Tools and gloves provided and no experience necessary, just come along and join in.


Picnic in the Park
Saturday 13th April 11am-2pm
Viewfield Community Orchard

As part of Nairn’s first food festival, A Taste Of Nairn, pick up some lunch from the artisan food market in the community centre and join us for a celebration of spring in the orchard, with games and activities for kids and big kids alike.


Beach and Riverside Litter Pick
Saturday 27th April, 10am-12pm
Meet at Nairn Sailing Club

Come help clean up Nairn’s beach, dunes and riverside and do something about the problem of marine plastic pollution. We will provide bags and gloves and there will be some snacks and drinks afterwards in the sailing club.


Green Hive Annual General Meeting
Thursday 23rd May, 7pm
Green Hive hub, Links Studios, Grant Street

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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 has been taken, Myself and many students of Nairn Academy are sick of people with high authority not addressing this as an emergency. We need the government to declare a state of climate emergency and aim to get people talking about this crisis.

“I will continue to take action on making this public and helping in any way that I can.
If we do not take this seriously we will cause unnecessary suffering to people around the world from the effects of climate change including ourselves. People around me always tell me to stand up for something that I believe in, so I did that. ”

– Dayne Inglis, 16, 5th year Nairn Academy.

 

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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.


Swap Party
Friday 15th March, 7pm-9pm
Green Hive Hub, Links Studios, Grant Street, Fishertown

Don’t shop, swap! A chance for a clear out of your wardrobe and to choose some ‘new to you’ items for free. Bring along your unwanted but still in a good condition clothes and household items at 7pm and add them to the rails. It’s free and environmentally friendly. Anything not swapped will be donated to local charity shops.


Community Orchard Day
Sunday 24th March
Friday 12th April
Meet at Nairn Viewfield Community Orchard at 12.30pm

Lend a hand to keep the community orchard maintained and thriving. Tools and gloves provided and no experience necessary, just come along and join in.


‘A Hive of Scribes’ fundraiser
Friday 29th March, 7.30pm
The Little Theatre, Nairn

The Pen & I, Nairn’s creative writing group will be presenting 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. No pre-booking, tickets at the door.


Picnic in the Park
Saturday 13th April
Viewfield Community Orchard

As part of Nairn’s first food festival, A Taste Of Nairn, pick up some lunch from the artisan food market in the community centre and join us for a celebration of spring in the orchard, with games and activities for kids and big kids alike.


Beach and Riverside Litter Pick
Saturday 27th April, 10am-12pm
Meet at Nairn Sailing Club

Come help clean up Nairn’s beach, dunes and riverside and do something about the problem of marine plastic pollution. We will provide bags and gloves and there will be some snacks and drinks afterwards in the sailing club.


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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 to create one apple tree with multiple varieties of apples growing on it. Now to put these lessons in to action in our own gardens and at the community orchard!

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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.

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Dates for your diary

Bumblebags Sewing Group
Saturday 9th February
Saturday 9th March
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 February, 10am-1pm
Green Hive Hub, Links Studios, Grant Street, Fishertown

Open doors at our hub space, a chance to socialise with other Green Hivers, have a nice cuppa and some cake. All welcome.


Community Orchard Day
Sunday 24th February
Sunday 24th March
Meet at Nairn Viewfield Community Orchard at 12.30pm

Lend a hand to keep the community orchard maintained and thriving. Tools and gloves provided and no experience necessary, just come along and join in.


Apple Tree Grafting & Pruning Workshop *FREE*
Saturday 2nd March, 10.30am-2.30pm
Sandown Allotments, Sandown Farm Lane

Learn how to graft new apple trees, prune mature trees and take home a fruit tree to plant in your own garden. Spaces are limited and existing Green Hive volunteers will have priority. Places must be booked by email or call 07453912697.


Swap Party
Friday 15th March, 7pm-9pm
Green Hive Hub, Links Studios, Grant Street, Fishertown

Don’t shop, swap! A chance for a clear out of your wardrobe and to choose some ‘new to you’ items for free. Bring along your unwanted but still in a good condition clothes and household items at 7pm and add them to the rails. It’s free and environmentally friendly. Anything not swapped will be donated to local charity shops.


‘A Hive of Scribes’ fundraiser
Friday 29th March, 7.30pm
The Little Theatre, Nairn

The Pen & I, Nairn’s creative writing group will be presenting 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. No pre-booking, tickets at the door.

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