Environment and Catchment Community Groups

Our collaboration-based workshops can help you understand and achieve positive environmental actions and outcomes.

Workshops we currently offer

Water quality workshop

GHG Calculator and action plan workshop

Farmers leave this three hour workshop with an understanding of where domestic climate policy is landing, their own properties’ greenhouse gas emissions numbers, and a GHG Action Plan – i.e. having contributed to the sector meeting the He Waka Eke Noa 2021 and 2022 requirements.

Trees within Farms

This workshop focuses on opportunities to integrate trees within farms to benefit sheep and cattle farming and the farm environment, and at the same time generate a return from production forestry, from the ETS, and/or localised tree-planting or land-retirement funding programmes.


This interactive workshop will help to introduce you to some simple tools to measure key indicators of freshwater quality and ecosystems.

Winter grazing

This workshop brings together all the winter grazing resources developed in recent years around managing livestock and crops to minimise the environmental impacts of this practice.

Farm Plan: Environment Module

Workshops with a strong practical focus, covering soils, freshwater, biodiversity, climate change, forage cropping and more.

The strength of a workshop approach is access to expert knowledge and the ability to share with and learn from other farmers addressing the same issues as you. The technical content of the environment module will be delivered through two, five-hour workshops with no cost to farmers to attend. By attending these workshops farmers will be able to create much of their environmental farm plan.

If you’re interested in doing a farm planning workshop, head over to www.beeflambnz.com/knowledge-hub/farm-planning

Catchment Community Groups

This Catchment Community Group Workshop will help your group identify your vision and start forming a plan to realise that vision. The workshop covers: the what and why of Catchment Community Groups, what makes groups tick?, Group structure, Forming a plan – The Catchment Action Cycle, The coordinator’s role, and Further resources and information.