Foraging Tour on Bikes, 2nd April

Fun family event on bikes exploring Pigeon Bay

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

Limited to 6 families!

Date: Good Friday, 2nd April 2021
Time: 2pm - 7pm
Location: Pigeon Bay waterfront, Banks Peninsula


$180 per family (1-2 adults and your children)
Price includes dinner!



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Pigeon Bay is 1 hour from Halswell.
Accommodation options in Pigeon Bay, surrounding bays and Akaroa.
A great opportunity to spend Easter Weekend on the Peninsula and what a great way to start it.

The tour starts at the waterfront in Pigeon Bay at 2pm. We will bike, walk and forage for edible greens. The low tide at 3:24pm enables us to gather some mussels and seaweed from the beach.
We will prepare dinner together in the supper room kitchen at the Pigeon Bay hall.

We will finish at around 7pm after dinner.


Banks Peninsula has an abundance of wild edibles and to find over 100 species in a day is quite common. Learning which ones are edible, tasting them and preparing them for a meal brings us back to our roots as hunters and gatherers.

We not only feed our bodies with highly nutritious food that has not been tempered with through breeding techniques to increase shelf life and transportability, but we also feed our soul, reduce stress and reconnect to our primal inner being. For millions of years humans ate what they gathered on a daily basis. That we are removed from growing and foraging our food and are now buying it from a supermarket is only a blink in the timeline of human evolution. Connecting to our roots can have a significant effect on us.

During this foraging tour you will learn about many edible greens that are widespread throughout New Zealand and that can be found in many backyards. Cornelia will explain their nutritional and medicinal value and easy ways to prepare them.


Booking required.
For questions please contact Kai: info@korukai.co.nz


More about 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.


About KoruKai Herb Farm
On KoruKai Herb Farm we grow over 80 medicinal herbs and turn them into herbal teas, herbal remedies and skin care products. Everything is grown spray-free and organically with an integrated pest and disease management. We grow all our vegetables, eggs, meat and some fruit for the year on the farm and sell surplus to the local community. We measure the nutrient density in our vegetables and herbs with a Brix meter and do soil tests on a regular basis to help us with decision making. 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.

Terms and Conditions

  • A spot is reserved as soon as the full payment is received.
  • There are maximum numbers for each workshop and ordering will be disabled once the workshop is full.
  • 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 30 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 4 families. 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

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