We offer a range of workshops throughout the gardening and processing seasons.

  • Edible Weeds: identification, benefits, harvesting and processing, uses and recipes
  • Fermentation: Facts, benefits of Fermented vegetables, producing a delicious ferment, activation of grains, nuts and seeds
  • Traditional Sourdough Bread Making
  • DIY chemical free cleaning products
  • Natural Cheese Making
  • Gardening with the Soil Food Web
  • Organic Gardening Through the Seasons
  • Composting: assembling a hot compost to feed your soil and your plants, worm farming, Bokashi composting
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KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand.

Upcoming Workshops

For bookings and details on upcoming workshops and events at KoruKai Herb Farm, please see here: KoruKai Workshops
We also offer farmtours for groups. More details and to book see here: KoruKai Farmtours


KoruKai Herb Farm Open Day

Date: Sun 8th December 2019
Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Place: KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay

Come and get a free farm tour at KoruKai Herb Farm. Take in the peacefulness and of course the view! We offer 10% on our KoruKai product range on the day so you can stock up and do your xmas shopping. We also offer coffee, herbal tea and baked goodies to create the perfect outing to our beautiful spot on Banks Peninsula. More details here.


Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Dates: Sun 13 Oct 2019 and Sat 9 Nov 2019
Time: 10am - 1pm
Place: KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay

Your own garden & local environment is full of healthy, medicinal, nutritious and edible greens that you could be gathering, using and eating everyday - for free (no supermarkets, packaging or sprays involved).
Cornelia states that "after this educational tour, a walk in nature will NEVER be the same. When I learnt about the wild edibles and medicinal herbs growing around me, it was like taking off a blindfold and being able to truly SEE." … more


Fermentation Microbiome and Gut-Health

Date: Sat 14 Sep 2019
Place: KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay

Fermentation is an ancient technique that is getting lost through the industrialisation of food. This is an informative workshop for anyone interested in healthy food. Learn also why it is necessary to activate grain, nuts and seeds and walk away with some easy recipes to make at home.… more

Tutor: Cornelia Holten

With a background in teaching and a Masters Degree in Montessori Education, Cornelia is well equipped to present her knowledge in a hands-on and informative way.

A Certificate in Organic Horticulture, an Apprenticeship in Herbal Medicine and living on a farm in Pigeon Bay equip her with a lot of knowledge and experience with growing food and living a healthy life. Together with her husband Kai, who is the bee-keeper, mushroom-grower and permaculturist in the family, they raise their two children on a block with 15 acres. They grow all their vegetables, raise animals and run their herb farm business KoruKai.


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