A Modern Farms Learning from the ground up To visit Noci Sonoma, make an appointment on their website: nocisonoma.com. The farm stand is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Their website says it all: Visit. Learn. Eat. Harvest. Have Fun. What started out simply as a search for a place to raise their family, has morphed into an ambitious project that includes transforming the entire 24 acres of once-fallow land into a designed permaculture garden / farm system. Within this space, there is now a grand avenue made up of a wildflower meadow that divides the farm down the middle. Along this grand avenue there are 14 one acre living walled gardens that stand 8 ft high and will be soon covered in blackberries, grapes or passion fruit vines. Planted in the gardens are seasonal vegetables, blueberry bushes, strawberry fields, flowers, perennial plants and more. Aria Alpert Adjani, an actress and a passionate home cook, and her designer / modern-farmer husband, Adjani, had lived and worked in New York and Los Angeles, but were searching for a more rural experience to raise their two young children. They just wanted to build a family home, and were considering a move to Europe when they visited a friend in the Napa area. Exploring on and off for a year, they happened to drive on Highway 128 one day and ended up in the Alexander Valley. Intrigued with the area, they spent the next year and a half looking for land on which to build. Unable to find what they wanted, they eventually purchased a house in Healdsburg in early 2014. Two months later, the couple found an old, neglected and compacted Dry Creek Valley vineyard which had been plowed under, and they knew this was the spot they had been seeking.
Published on Sep 19, 2016
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