The farm tour takes between 1.5 and 2.5 hours depending on the size of the group. Large groups take substantially longer than groups under 10 people due to a number of factors.
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.
Farm Tour at KoruKai Herb Farm
On KoruKai Herb Farm everything is grown spray-free and organically. We are farming in a biological and regenerative way by actively building soil, testing for nutrient density of plants and sequestering carbon with the aid of the soil food web. Our inputs are made right on the farm: Compost, compost extract, vermicast and fish hydrolysate. They inoculate our seeds, bring vitality to the soil and introduce vital soil microroganisms to cycle nutrients for our plants.
We implement permaculture principles wherever possible trying to close the "loop". We have a composting toilet and use water harvesting techniques like swales on contour on our hilly block.
We keep Wiltshire sheep, ducks, chickens and weaner pigs. We have a Jersey house cow and transform the milk into butter, cheese and yoghurt.
Topics that will be touched on based on the interest of your group:
Our KoruKai Herb Farm story: past, present and future
Running of the Herb Farm: Harvest, Drying Facility
Biological/Regenerative Gardening: The Soil Food Web
Compost Making, Worm Farming, Liquid extracts
Nutrient density (ties in with a lot of the other points)
Pest and disease control (ties in with a lot of the other points)
Managing a house cow: Milk processing, natural cheese making, kefir and yoghurt
Permaculture design and principles
Only dates stated as "Available for Booking" are available. 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.
We also offer a range of workshops throughout the year. Please see here.