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

Date: Sat 9th Nov 2019
Time: 10am - 2pm
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


Medicinal Herbs for Winter Wellbeing

Date: Sunday, 26th April 2020
Place: KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay

In this workshop you will learn about a range of wild and cultivated medicinal herbs with antiviral and antimicrobial properties to boost immunity for the coming winter months. You will learn about different extraction methods and will make a herbal winter tonic for you to take home. More details here...

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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