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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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


Cheese Making Weekend

Date: 23/24 February 2019
Time: 10am - 1pm
Place: KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay

You will learn about the art of natural cheesemaking without industrial freeze dried cultures and walk away with the basic skills to start your own jouney of natural cheesemaking. You will learn a range of soft cheeses over the course of the weekend. More info here.


Edible Weeds

Dates: Sat 4 May 2019
Time: 10am - 1pm
Place: KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay

Cornelia from KoruKai will guide you on a foraging tour around KoruKai Herb Farm. We will forage around the herb and vegetable gardens for edible weeds, which are growing abundantly in most gardens and parks around New Zealand. Identification, benefits, harvesting, processing and recipes of over 15 edible weeds. … more



Date: 8 June 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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