City of Cotati
VERONDA-FALLETTI RANCH & DEMONSTRATION FARM
The Veronda-Falletti Ranch is a beloved Cotati Community Asset with the potential to be a regional destination due to is undisputed historical value, charming aesthetics, and central location.
THE VERONDA-FALLETTI RANCH'S HISTORY
In 1990, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Spaces District was created to preserve agricultural land and open spaces by acquiring interest in appropriate properties from willing sellers. In 2008, the City of Cotati applied for the District’s Competitive Matching Grant Program to acquire the Veronda-Falletti Ranch, thus ensuring this property would remain a protected natural resource and community asset in the heart of Downtown Cotati. Ten years later, the City of Cotati entered into a License Agreement with Farmster to operate a Demonstration Farm with educational programming, thus expanding the properties value and accessibility to all Cotati and Sonoma County Residents.
VISION FOR VERONDA-FALLETTI DEMONSTARTION FARM
We envision Veronda-Falletti Ranch & Demonstration Farm growing into a community hub that propagates agricultural literacy while highlighting the natural ecology, rural history, and cultural spirit of Sonoma County. Central to the vision is the development of educational community programming on sustainable agriculture and food production, native plants and ecosystems, and Sonoma County’s diverse cultural heritage including Sonoma’s Native American Community.