Welcome Noci Member

You have just joined a garden adventure destination like no other.  Noci is a unique place in the world.  A garden you can get comfortable in.  Grab a shaded deck, stretch out, take a nap, forage a snack, harvest a meal.  Noci is many different things to different types of people.  Or many things to the same person.  

Noci Sonoma is a garden club.  By joining this exclusive club, you now have access to all of Noci just for you, your family and your guest.  We have just a few rules to make the experience amazing for everyone.

If you ever need help or have questions email: members@nocisonoma.com


How to use Noci? 

For the Foodie
Around every corner, there is something new to taste. Heirloom varieties you may never have seen. Seasonal vegetable gardens, cooking herbs, fruit trees, table grapes and berries growing literally everywhere.  All harvested by you, straight from the garden.  

Our gardens are naturally grown with no chemicals and no pesticides.  We let nature work together to create an edible paradise.


For the Adventurist
With 18 private shade decks (coming 2018/2019) with all the gear, you will need to hang out, whipup lunch, work a little, write a book or just catch a nap.  With 24 acres of walled gardens, you will feel like your the only one there.  Hang by the 500' long natural pool will with plants and wildlife.   Wander the 1000's of feet of garden pathways lined with food for the picking.   Try a few berries, grab an apple, gather a bouquet of flowers or just watch nature go by.   Or if your really an adventurist, head to the creek and explore nature in the dry creek valley. 


Families
A giant private edible park just for you. With many 1-acre gardens, you will be free to let the kids have fun,  explore, play in the water, lay in the grass and gather berries.   Bring a blanket, or grab a shaded deck.   Bring a lunch or make one from the gardens.  It is the perfect family hangout. 

 For the Gardeners
It may be the first garden of its kind.  A young garden being re-imagined from the ground up.  The idea is the create a natural environment designed to be a garden.  Come explore and learn new tricks.  See it in development.  Taste the bounty.  Come out and plant gardens with our gardeners, explore the greenhouse, harvest and dry stuff in our drying barn. Collect seed and store it in our seed storage barn.  Let us start some plants for just you.


Hours for Summer 2018

We are open Wednesday - Sunday 10-6pm for members only.  Hours for the public are Saturday and Sunday 10-3. Right now, only the gardens are open in the back.  Once construction of the front retail building and public space are completed in the Fall, we will be open to everyone Tuesday - Sunday 10 - 6pm.

Coming to Noci

When you arrive at Noci, please check in at the Members Desk at the front of Noci.  You will need your Noci Membership card or your ID. 

Members are welcome to bring their own harvest basket or pick one up from at the members desk or in the gardens.  Your welcome to take the basket and clippers home at an additional charge. 

MEMBERSHIP POINTS

Membership points come with each membership.

  • 1 point equals 1 pound of produce or one flower stem.
  • Points may also be used for other future items not listed yet.  Such as classes or other activities.
  • Additional Points $50 per 15 points
  • Points are used for fresh items or activities. Not for shade decks or retail products.
  • Points not used each month carry over to the next months until December 31st of each year.  Then all points restart from zero. 

Noci Black Visits

Our Black membership is unlimited. You may come as much as you want. Only limit is special activity which require a reservation or ticket.

Noci Green Visits

Our Green membership visit days carry over each month.  You are purchasing 2 days per month for 12 months, for a total of 24 days a year.  Visit days restart on December 31st of each year.   You may use your days as you purchase them.  For example: if you join in January and don't come until May, you would have 10 days to use in May.

GUEST PASSES

To bring a guest, the Noci Member will have to be with their guests at all times. No guest will be admitted without the member present.  Members are responsible for their guest and guest must follow all Noci Membership rules. If they do not, membership may be canceled.

Free guest may also harvest, but they will be using some of your 25 points you get to use on each visit.  Between you and your guest (s), your total amount of points used for that visit must equal 25  points. We will weigh your harvest and deduct points from your account.    

There are also limits on the flowers.  No more than 25 stems total. Also, there may be limitations of how many stems of each type of flower.  Some flowers we have a ton of, others we may have limited amounts.  We limit the harvest for each member so more members get a chance to harvest some.

If you would like to bring more guests (beyond your 4 free guest), you are welcome to purchase up to four additional guests at $50 each for 48-hour pass. Your paid guest pass is limited to 15 lbs of harvest per day.

Noci Black
Four free guests per visit. 

Noci Green
Two free guests per visit.  

Children
Children ages 16 years old and younger are free and not considered a guest. Limited to 4 per visit.

HARVEST RULES

All members and guest must check in and out at the members desk.  We will weigh your harvest and deduct points from your account for all your fresh garden products you have harvested.    

Members are welcome to bring their own harvest basket/clippers or borrow a Noci harvest basket/clippers and return when checking out.

What can you harvest and how much?

Members can harvest up to 25 points of fresh produce or flowers a day.  Some items will have a monthly harvest limit. 

Why we have limits  per day of harvesting.

The limits are to enable everyone to share in the harvest. 

GATHERINGS

Noci Gathering, Demonstrations & Workshops

We will have many different special activities happening at Noci.  The activities will range from demonstrations of how to prepare recipes with your harvest, to getting your hands dirty in the gardens.  We will even have special nights when we all just get together and listen to some music in the gardens or catch an outdoor movie.

Pricing

Some gatherings will have an additional fee or point value attached.  Most are free and part of your membership. 

Activities Calendar

Looking for something special to do?  Check out our always expanding calendar of activies.


Common Questions

Q: Can I rent Noci for a wedding or an Event?

We are not offering weddings or rentings space for events at this time.

Q: Can my partner/Spouse or friend come to Noci in my place if I am unable to come?

No. We are only offering single memberships.  If the member is unable to come to Noci, even if it is the spouse, they  will not be able to take his or her place. Your spouse/partner or friend is considered a guest and therefore you must be present with them. We are not offering a family memberships since you are allowed to take up to 2 - 4 free guest at a time (depending on your membership) and children under the age of 16yrs are free. Therefore, we encourage you to put the name on the membership who will be most likely coming to Noci most of the time. If this should change, please let us know and we will switch the name on the account. Your membership is for the card holder only.

Q: Can my guest come without me or stay without me?

Members may not be separated from their guests within the Gardens or allow their guests to remain in the Gardens when they leave. Guest can stay in the public areas at the front of Noci without the member.

Q: Do I need my membership card? 

All membership cards must be handed to the Reception at the Members Checkin Desk,  to gain entry into the gardens. 

If any member allows his or her card to be used by a non-member, such non-member shall be denied access to, or removed from Noci and the member whose card was used may face suspension or termination of their own membership. Please notify us immediately if your membership card is lost or stolen.

Q: Beyond access to the gardens, how much extracurricular activity is offered?  How much is Garden focused vs. Social focused?

We are in the process of planning out next year.  Right now we are just building, shaping gardens, digging pools and working on the retail side.  But with that said, we feel like it will be 50/50.  We plan on having lots of hands-on demonstrations, classes, and just fun garden focused activities.  We are building the gardens, and that won't be anywhere near completed when we open. Gardens take time to mature and develop. We will be exploring and bringing our members along as we explore.  How do we grow mushrooms, how to harvest, what will the water plants be, how do we include fish, how do we create permaculture gardens that feel and look like gardens, how to harvest grapes, how to dry, ferment, preserve.  On and on.  

But we will also have food-focused activities. Members hands on classes with making food from the gardens, dinners, lunches, movie nights, camp outs, music in the gardens and more.

Q: Do we have a variety of ages in the membership?

Yes, we will have young people, families and mature individuals. Again over the last year, we had members in their 20's all the way up to 80's.  Noci is a big place, and there is plenty of room and activities for all types.  Together and on your own.  You can have a complete garden to yourself to just spend the day,  read a book or have a picnic.  We will have cool hang out areas around the pools and in the gardens.

Q: As a member, when do you have access to the property?

Members are welcome during business hours and for special extended evening hours.  The extended evening hours will be in the nice weather months when it is perfect nights for hanging out under the stars.  Noci Staff will always be present while members our on the grounds.

We will be open 5 days a week, Wednesday - Sunday.  The retail building will be open 10 am to 6 pm.  The gardens will be open 8 am to 6 or 10pm based on the weather and reserving a garden.


MEMBERSHIP RULES & POLICIES

PRIVACY FOR MEMBERS/GUESTS

Members and their guests must not approach, disturb or solicit others with whom they are not personally acquainted. Doing so may lead to suspension or termination of membership.

GUEST

Members must accompany their guest at all times.  No guest will be permitted into the Noci Gardens without the card member.  Members are responsible for their guest and their behavior.  If guest are disruptive, this may lead to suspension or termination of membership.

PRIVATE HIRE

Please honor and respect the privacy of all private gatherings, workshops and events at Noci. Respectfully refrain from communicating any information about the event to third parties.

CAMERAS/RECORDING DEVICES

Noci Sonoma reserves the right to ask members and guest to not use cameras, video or recording devices in certain areas of the garden. Members are responsible for ensuring their guests also abide by this rule. Noci Sonoma reserves the right to take possession of and confiscate any camera, video or recording device and any photos, videos or other recorded images used or taken while on the premises.

AUDIO/VIDEO SOUND

Movies, videos, songs, internet calls and presentations must only be played through headphones and should not be audible to any other member or guest present.

PRESS/SOCIAL MEDIA

Noci Sonoma has a strict no press policy. Members will be held accountable if they or their guests disclose or identify any other members or guests who are at Noci Sonoma in any press or social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or on personal blogs. Similarly, members and their guests must refrain from identifying or describing any gathering, workshop or private event at Noci.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Noci Sonoma management and all staff members adhere to the strictest confidentiality standards and pledge to maintain all records and personal information concerning the members and their guests in the strictest confidence.

ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES

No member or guest of a member shall use, ingest, possess or distribute illegal drugs while at Noci. If any of the uses above prove true, the membership in question will be terminated.

BILLS

All bills must be settled in full before leaving Noci Sonoma. There are no credit facilities. Members are responsible for their guests’ bills if they are not paid.

MEMBERSHIP DATABASE

It is important for us to have your current details, plus a photograph, in our membership database. If your contact or payment details change please contact us with any updates.

MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT

Upon approval or renewal of your membership, your membership fees become payable immediately. By providing us with your card details, you accept and consent to your card being charged with monthly membership fees upon your application being approved or renewed. 

Membership is for a minimum of one month and renewable thereafter on monthly basis. If you have selected monthly [or quarterly] payment and choose to resign your membership [or your membership is cancelled] part way through the year, you will be refunded at the discretion of the management.

Failure to pay the monthly subscription (or any installment) within one month of the due date after being notified by management will result in the member not being admitted to Noci Sonoma and the membership being terminated.

CANCELLATION

Any member wishing to cancel his/her membership may do so. Refunds will be at the discretion of the management.

SMOKING POLICY

All members and their guests are obligated to abide by Noci Sonoma’s smoking policy then in effect and to all applicable no-smoking governmental laws, rules and regulations. No smoking is allowed anywhere at Noci.  

CONSTITUTION

Noci Sonoma is constituted to encourage non-political, social and recreational activities.

LIABILITY OF THE PROPRIETOR

The Proprietor, its servants, and/or agents shall not be liable to any member or guest of a member for any loss damage or injury suffered by them or their property how so ever caused, save in respect of death or personal injury to a member or guest caused by the negligence of the Proprietor, its servants and/or agents. This is not intended to affect any mandatory rights you have under local law that we cannot legally restrict or exclude.

INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES

In the event of any dispute arising as to the meaning or interpretation of these rules, the matter shall be referred to the Committee, whose decision shall be final. These rules shall be governed and construed in accordance with California law.

AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF THE MEMBERSHIP

The Proprietor may change the rules of the membership by displaying notification of the change on nocisonoma.com and on the Noci Provisions premises for a period of 7 days. A copy of these rules will be made available to all members upon reasonable notice.

NOCI SONOMA NOTICE

We want all our guests to relax and enjoy the activities and facilities available at Noci Sonoma in safety. Noci is located in the country, with a creek and other natural features that can be hazardous. Guests agree to observe the rules and any signs published or displayed at the Provisions building, only swim in designated areas and to take reasonable precautions when traveling around the grounds or using the facilities. The Proprietor is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage howsoever caused, except where any such loss, injury or damage is caused by the negligence the Proprietor, its employees or agents.

ANIMALS

Unfortunately no animals will be allowed in the Noci Sonoma Gardens.  You may bring your animal to the front lawns by the Noci Provisions building as long as they are on a leash. 

No animals are permitted on the Noci Tours.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

Conduct that is prejudicial to the reputation and character of Noci Sonoma may result in suspension or expulsion. Such conduct may include violent or abusive behavior, the communication of information concerning private affairs or members or their guests to the media.

An expelled member may not return as a guest. A refund of the expelled member’s membership fee will be at the discretion of Noci Sonoma. Any member or members who willfully remove, damage or destroy any property belonging to Noci Sonoma or to members or to guests on the premises will be liable to expulsion. 

Every member binds him/herself to abide by the rules, bylaws and regulations of Noci Sonoma upon acceptance as a member. If the Proprietor considers that any member’s (or his or her guests’) conduct either inside or outside of Noci Sonoma premises is, at its his absolute discretion, contrary to the interests of Noci Sonoma or the Proprietor, the Proprietor may expel the member from Noci Sonoma premises and/or suspend or terminate that member’s membership.