Apr 06 2021

Grower workshops on energy - register now

There’s a lot being talked about currently in the energy space.  To help cut through the information, and answer some of your questions, we’d like to bring tomato and vegetable covered crop growers together for a half-day workshop on energy.  We’ll update briefly on the government’s direction, then focus on looking at ways for improving energy efficiency in the greenhouse, and options for transitioning to lower-emission energy.  Workshops will be held in both the South and North Islands.  Topics covered will include:

  • Energy efficiency measures for greenhouse growers
  • Low carbon greenhouse heating technologies
  • Sustainable heating from biomass and crop waste
  • EECA industry decarbonisation plan, case study learnings and support

Presenters include Elly Nederhoff (Greenhouse Specialist), Bioenergy Association, and EECA (Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority).  There will be opportunities to ask questions, and time for networking over a light lunch from 12.30.

South Island: Wednesday 12th May 2021, 9.30am-1.30pm

Airforce Museum, Brevet Lounge, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch

North Island:  Tuesday 18th May 2021, 9.30am-1.30pm

Franklin Centre, Leslie Comrie & Douglas Wright Rooms, 10 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe


Please confirm your attendance to Jacqui Stalknecht on jacqui.stalknecht@hortnz.co.nz or call 04 494 9978. An RSVP is requested to confirm catering numbers by midday 6th May for Christchurch and 11th May for Pukekohe.   Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements.