On-farm education

Hands-on, inspiring, life-changing - our farm workshops are very popular and can book out fast. We get people coming here from allover New Zealand. If you are from Auckland then book your spot when you next visit your aunty in Christchurch.

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Farm Tour 13th February

2 Review(s)
Price $25.00
Availability: 11 In Stock

EVERYONE welcome! We keep numbers below 25 and can therefore run tours at all levels without the need of a vaccine pass, but we do ask you to stay home if you feel unwell. Thank you.

Date: 13th February 2022
Time: 1-4pm
Place: KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay

Children can attend for free with adult supervision.


A guided tour will give you an insight into the work we do here at KoruKai Herb Farm.

It covers aspects of:
Self-sufficiency
Growing nutrient dense food and potent herbs
Permaculture design and forest gardens
Biological/regenerative horticulture


Foraging Tour: Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

5 Review(s)
Price $110.00
Availability: 5 In Stock

Price includes a delicious, healthy and nourishing lunch, an informative booklet and a healing salve.

Date: 27th March 2022
Time: 10am - 3pm

Location: Pigeon Bay waterfront and KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula
1 hour from Halswell, Carpooling from Chch is usually possible.
Accommodation options in Pigeon Bay, surrounding bays and Akaroa


Please find Covid related info and Terms & Conditions here. When signing up for this workshop you automatically agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Foraging Tour on Bikes

Price $95.00
Availability: Out of stock

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Fun event for the whole family exploring Pigeon Bay on bikes

Foraging, connecting to nature, collecting mussels and seaweed and preparing the harvest to make a delicious meal together.

Date: Next date to be confirmed
Time: 10am - 2:30pm

Lunch included!

Location: Pigeon Bay waterfront, Banks Peninsula
Pigeon Bay is 1 hour from Halswell.
Accommodation options in Pigeon Bay, surrounding bays and Akaroa.
A great opportunity to spend a day or a whole weekend on the Peninsula.

Organic Gardening with the Soil Food Web

13 Review(s)
Price $250.00
Availability: 7 In Stock

A deep dive into biological/regenerative farming and gardening for soil health, animal health and environmental health.

The soil food web, nutrient cycling, plant and soil microbiome, making hot compost and liquid extracts.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, 7th and 8th May 2022

Time: 10am - 3pm on both days

Location: KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula
1 hour from Halswell, Carpooling from Chch is usually possible.
Accommodation options in Pigeon Bay, surrounding bays and Akaroa.

When signing up for this workshop you automatically agree to the Terms and Conditions (view here).

Microscope Analysis of Compost, Soil, Extracts...

Price $110.00
Availability: Out of stock

Date to be announced. Sign up below to show your interest and to get notified once a date has been set.

Analysing your compost, compost extracts and teas with a microscope gives you instant answers on how you are tracking in terms of soil life and vitality.

In this course you will learn how to use a compound microscope, how to set up a sample, and how to analyse your samples.

Medicinal Herbs for Winter Wellbeing

4 Review(s)
Price $110.00
Availability: 9 In Stock

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 also create a unique herbal winter tea, a foot soak and an inhalation blend.

Date: Sunday, 29th May 2022
Time: 10pm - 3pm

Location: KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula

Sourdough Bread Baking Workshop

4 Review(s)
Price $110.00
Availability: 6 In Stock

Learn how to make artisan sourdough bread successfully at home.

Date: 24th July 2022

Time: 10am -3:30pm

We started our sourdough bread baking journey 13 years ago and now bake a large variety of breads and sweet treats for our family and friends.

You will walk away with a recipe booklet and a free sourdough starter.

Soap Making and DIY Cleaning Products Workshop

1 Review(s)
Price $110.00
Availability: Out of stock

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Learn how to make soap from scratch and produce 4 cleaning products that you get to take home.

Date to be announced for winter 2022

Time: 10am-3pm

Make your own cleaning products at home is easy and fun. We have made our own cleaning products for 8 years now and make a range of soaps for our KoruKai customers.

Soap making for the first time can be scary, but we will guide you through step by step to make this as safe and easy as possible.

All ingredients provided. Please bring your own containers (details below).

Grow Your Own Food - Spring Workshop

9 Review(s)
Price $110.00
Availability: Out of stock

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Date: Spring 2022, date to be confirmed.
Time: 9:30am - 4pm

Location: KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula
1 hour from Halswell, Carpooling from Chch is usually possible.
Accommodation options in Pigeon Bay, surrounding bays and Akaroa.

Private Farm Tour

3 Review(s)
Price $150.00
Availability: 20 In Stock

Available from November until April.

Guided farm tour for individuals, couples and groups of up to 20 people. Price is the same for 1 person and for 20 people.

Duration: 1.5 - 2.5 hours.
Either 9:30 - 12pm or 1pm - 3:30pm
Place: KoruKai Herb Farm, Pigeon Bay
Dates: See calendar below for available dates and send a message to [email protected] before making a booking. If you can't find a suitable date, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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