Construction at Veronda-Falletti Farm

Construction at Veronda-Falletti Farm
Posted on 02/12/2020
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The City will begin renovating the farm house and rebuilding the water tower, with construction expected to begin in late February or early March and planned to be complete by May 2020.

Work at the farm house includes removing lead paint, re-roofing the house, and replacing the heating system and electrical wiring. Additionally, the water tower will be completely rebuilt to meet current building codes, with an accessible restroom for the public and office/storage space. The improvements are intended to preserve the buildings far into the future, improve safety and accessibility, and accommodate a growing list of community workshops and activities at the farm.

During construction, it is expected that the animals will be moved to other properties. Immediately following construction, Farmster is planning to bring a variety of new heritage animals to the farm, such as KuneKune pigs, Shetland sheep, alpaca, chickens and others that are gentle for kids and support the planned educational programs for all ages. For more information on the farm or animals, click here.

With the renovated facilities, look for expanded programming this year to include a variety of fun new farm animal and agricultural programs for the community. For more information, please contact the City Manager’s office at 707.665.3622 or info@cotaticity.org.

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The City acquired the Veronda-Falletti Farm in 2008 through a partnership with the Sonoma Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to preserve it forever as a demonstration farm for the community. Find out more at www.cotaticity.org.

Farmster, the licensed operator for the farm, is a non-profit dedicated to agricultural education for the community. Find out more at www.farmster.org.