The April Workshop is pretty much full up now, & there are a few spaces for next Saturday’s ‘Harvest’ Workshop if you are interested. See info below…

‘Hands On’ Workshops

*Get together with a group of like-minded people to savour the delights of the seasonal garden.

*Notes will be provided with each workshop.

*You will be able to take home samples of the things we make together.

*Millstream will provide you with a herb themed meal or morning tea, depending on the workshop.

We aim to cover information on:

Growing Herbs

Using Herbs in the kitchen.

How to make basic medicinal preparations using herbs & weeds from the garden.

Propagation techniques.

Steps towards an organic garden.

Late Summer: Harvest time

Saturday  27th Feb  9.30am-2.30pm 10-12 people $65.00

Harvesting & using herbs for coughs & colds. We’ll dig up Elecampagne roots & make a cough syrup, make Blackberry Rob, & look at herbs that can be made into soothing teas. We’ll also cook up some chilli sauce, & make Pesto. Of course you get to take home a little of each, & we’ll provide notes & recipes.

We’ll have a walk around the Herb & Vege garden & talk about what happens next, what to plant for the Winter.

We’ll provide morning tea, & hot drinks at lunchtime, B.Y.O lunch to share, bring a few small jars, & bottles so you can take home samples. Again if you have any herbs you’d like identified, bring them along.

Herbal First Aid:

Sat 10th April  9.30am-2.30pm 10 people $65.00 each

Introduction to a number of very useful plants, both herb & ‘weeds’ & their uses, a walk around our herb garden, & wilder places.

We’ll be making herbal infusions,a poultice, tincture, macerated oils, & basic herbal cream, & melt & pour glycerine herbal soap. You get to take home, a bar of soap, pot of cream along with samples of some of the other things we are making.

How to dry & store herb leaves & seeds,

B.Y.O. lunch to share , we will provide morning tea, & hot drinks at lunchtime,

also any plants you’d like identified.

If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, or would like to be kept informed of future workshops, or have any questions, please contact us by phone, (06) 8781511 or email us at

You can pay by cash, cheque, or internet banking, our no. is 06 0765- 0056639- 00. Please code as ‘’ Thank you.

2525 S.H.2 Pukehou (20mins south of Hastings)

Should you need to cancel your place, we’d appreciate prompt notice so that we can offer the place to someone else.