Address: 14335 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen CA 95442
About Us / the farm project History: The girl & the fig farm project was created with the passion of Sondra Bernstein proprietor and John Toulze managing partner of the above mentioned restaurants. Bringing local tasty produce to their restaurant tables has always been an integral part of their success story. The garden in back of the girl & the fig restaurant has been an evolving project over the past five years. ESTATE has been a garden that has ripened into a fruitful state in what is now its third year. The nurturing and passion for these gardens has brought tasty edibles to many guests of the restaurants. Expansion of these gardens has always been a desirable pursuit. Last year in 2010 the girl & the fig farm project was born. The foundation had been laid in the early gardens and now it was time to move to the big stage of mother earth’s theatrical production.Imagery Winery was offering the opportunity to garden on a piece of their land. This was equivalent to an invitation to heaven, for a restaurant garden. In 2001, the Demeter Association certified the 20-acre Imagery estate Biodynamic. Biodynamics® is a holistic farming approach that was developed in the 1920s by Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian scientist-philosopher who developed Waldorf education. A restaurant garden dream come true….. pristine, sustainably nurtured soils with an amazing microclimate.This piece of land had already been home to a biodynamic/ sustainable garden and a fruit orchard so it was prime terroir. The Imagery gardens of the girl & the fig farm project was a foray into the mercy of mother nature; insects and animals- friends and foe, plant/crop rotation, pruning/plucking/harvesting, soil requirements, companion planting, macro/micro nutrients and off course weather.With the garden path of 2010 trod we are embracing 2011 with great passion, perseverance, and love for all things ‘the girl & the fig farm project’. We invite and look forward to having you join us as a farm project blog follower, farm project garden visitor, or as a guest at one of our restaurants looking for garden delectable edibles.