Green Hive in Queens Park

Green Hive are building a project, which aims to give the people of Queens Park more opportunity to tackle environmental challenges, take part in volunteering, develop skills and build and even stronger community network.

Do you live in the Queens Park area of Nairn? Do you want to shape what happens next? Contact Kirsty for more information and take part in this survey.

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Dates for your diary this November

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Apple Day at Viewfield Orchard 2018

This coming Sunday 21st October from 1-4pm

Celebrating National Apple Day! Bring your apples along and use our press to make juice. It’s also time to distribute the leaf mulch, so bring a bag to take some home for your garden.

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Green Hive NRE Annual General Meeting

Steer the work of Green Hive!

The AGM takes place this year on Monday 12th November, starting at 7 pm in the Green Hive Hub at the Old Links School, Grant Street, Fishertown.

You will hear about the work and achievements of the Green Hive team over the last year and have the chance to shape plans for next year. We will be exploring options for starting our first social enterprise project in the coming year, as well as growing our existing orchard project and Bumblebags up cycling project.

Join as a member to vote on who sits on our board. Board members are Directors and Trustees of the charity and oversee the work of the organisation on a regular basis.

To become a member sign up here.

Apply to be elected to join our board by emailing us telling us a little about yourself and why you’d like to stand.

 

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What a load of rubbish!

More than 50 people got together to clear rubbish from the central and east beach and riverside. Hosted by Nairn Sailing Club, we ate lunch together to warm up and discuss who found the strangest stuff. But it was the usual cigarette butts, small bits of single use plastic and discarded barbecues that dominated the finds and the conversation. A volunteer on the day, Sharon has written a blog about how what she noticed has opened her eyes to the waste plastic problem, do take a read. 

Artists Elaine and Emily ran an ‘Art is Rubbish’ workshop on the day helping volunteers turn their finds in to works of art. Exhibition of artwork to be held on Sunday 7th October at the WASPS Links Studios 2-4pm.

Thanks to Highland Council for the use of gloves and litter pickers and collecting all the bags at the end.

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Kids Day at Viewfield

A big thank you to Nairn Book and Arts Festival for setting up Kids Day and inviting Green Hive to join with our activities. Around 100 adults and 50 children came along to our tent and tables, to enjoy the apple paint printing and apple juice press. It was a great way to spend a Saturday in Nairn and fantastic to see the orchard so full of people (and apples!).

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Picnic in the Park 22nd July 2018

A few snaps from today’s picnic. If you have any feedback or ideas for future events at the orchard leave us a message or email nre@greenhive.co.uk.

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