Grow Your Own Food - Spring Workshop

Date: Saturday, 12th September 2020

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.


  • Brand: KoruKai Herb Farm
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$ 95.00


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In February and March 2020, nurseries sold out of seedlings faster than they could get them back on the shelf and the seed packages at Mitre 10 and Bunnings disappeared in no time. A lot of people started out with the hope to be more self-sufficient, but unfortunately things didn't always turn out so well. Sounds familiar?

We are here to help!

With this crash course in growing food we will teach you
- how to raise plants from seeds successfully
- how to start a garden from scratch
- how to transplant tender seedlings
- how to grow carrots and other root crops successfully
- what plants to grow when
- integrated pest and disease management
- soil health and fertility, the soil food web
- feeding the soil and your plants: how to set up a worm farm and bokashi composting

You will walk away with a comprehensive booklet, two punnets with freshly sown seeds and fire in your belly to get started!

Tutor: Cornelia Holten

MEd (Integrative Learning), Certificate in Organic Horticulture and Herbal Medicine
Cornelia is an herbalist and slow food educator with a passion for simple living, DIY, herbs and self-sufficiency. A certificate in Organic Horticulture, the Soil Food Web, 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. She is teaching workshops on sustainable food systems, whole foods, fermentation, primal diets and organic gardening. A thirst for knowledge and a passion for new scientific studies keep her well informed on those topics.

Terms and Conditions

  • A spot is reserved as soon as the full payment is received.
  • There are maximum numbers for each workshop and you will be placed on a waiting list once the workshop is full. You will be updated via email if a space becomes available. Full refund is given for amount paid if no space is granted.
  • The workshop will start on time. Please make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the workshop. You are welcome to come up to 20 minutes before the workshop and have a wander around our garden and property.
  • Please calculate enough time to get to our property. We are a scenic 1.5 hour drive from Christchurch in Pigeon Bay (details per email). If you arrive late please respect the running of the workshop.
  • Cancellation policy:
    • full refund is given if cancellation is made within 2 weeks of the workshop
    • 50% refund is given if cancellation is made 13-3 days before the workshop
    • no refund is given if cancellation is made within 2 days of the workshop
    • full refund is given if KoruKai is cancelling the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances
    • minimum number of attendees for the workshop to go ahead is 10. If the minimum number is not reached two days before the workshop, the workshop is cancelled per email notification and any payment made will be refunded
    • full refund is given if attendee cannot make the postponement date in case of rain on the actual workshop day (just applies to workshops with postponement date stated)

loved the day

Thank you so much Cornelia!! We both absolutely loved the day and got so much out of it, and thought your style of presentation suited us perfectly :)
...and what a lovely family and home you have.
I’m sure we’ll be up for some more of your courses at some point.


Grow your own food workshop

Thank you for a splendid day on your productive farm.
It was so nice that you showed us all the sections , seed sowing , prepare soil , transplanting , Bokashi and Worm farming .
Your knowledge of the Soil Food Web is really extensive , and you are entirely convincing about the mycorrhiza under the soil.
I am fascinated all over again to do more research on the Soil.
Thank you and your lovely family for the day.


Loved the practical bits

A very well organised course. Cornelia's knowledge is outstanding! Loved the practical bits. I now have fire in my belly and excitement/urgency about getting going. I would love to feed my family from the garden. I look forward to next workshop.


Wonderful workshop

Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday. We really enjoyed your workshop and your lovely home and surroundings.
Your introduction and telling us your personal background got me very enthusiastic. You and your family are heroes. The more people that attend this workshop or hear your message the better.
It would be a dream for me to be able to provide all the vegetables for my family, but you and this workshop showed me it is possible.
I think your coverage was spot on, you made room for questions but did not get too distracted from the time. I’m sure your notes will be my source of knowledge- I think I will need to get them laminated.
Thank you for being a guiding figure; we need thousands of people like you so we can turn the way food is produced and the way we look at sustainability around.


Very inspiring!

Thank you so much for the workshop. I loved it and feel like I came away with so much info, and all very relevant ! I’m very excited to get out in the garden! Thank you and your family for sharing with us. You really do have a wonderful way of teaching.. you are very inspiring!

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