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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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We're looking for a manager!

This is an exciting time for us as we establish our new workshop and launch income-generating projects transforming waste materials such as single use plastic into useful products for the community. We want to appoint a manager who can take a lead in working with the Board, managing our two part-time staff, helping us develop our income generating projects and taking on new projects and staff as funds allow. We also need you to ensure our continued engagement with the communities of Nairn. This role is likely to appeal to those with experience of managing staff in a small organisation,…

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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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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…

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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…