Follow us through the year as we share what's happening at Gaia Farm.
Green Business PartnershipsContinue
How Our Shipping Boxes Fund Green Initiatives As manufacturers, we receive materials in cardboard boxes just like you. We…
In the Spirit of GivingContinue
Gaia Herbs is a company with a cause. Actually, make that causes. A deep respect for people, plants and…
How Gaia Herbs’ fiber products help to fund vocational training for people with disabilities Gaia Herbs’ work with Transylvania…
GaiaKids® on the FarmContinue
Echinacea, bees & bamboo! Tractor rides, organic snacks & herb games too! A group of our Gaia Kids had…
Biodiesel at Gaia HerbsContinue
Recycled cooking oil helps to power our business It takes power to grow herbs and then manufacture and transport…
Supporting Community HealthContinue
The Gaia Farm Produce Program The Gaia Farm Produce Program delivers fresh organic produce to Bread of Life Center,…
Sustainability Starts at HomeContinue
Visitors to Gaia Farm are often surprised to see that among the fields of herbs, which go in our…
Everything is planted! Gaia’s greenhouses and hoop houses are emptied and all the herbs are thriving in the 250-acres…
Farm Season in Full SwingContinue
The growing season is ramping up here at the Gaia Farm. Of course there’s the usual herb seedling graduation…
A Welcoming of SpringContinue
It’s very exciting; we’re breaking ground for spring here at the Gaia Farm. There’s much to be done in…
A Change of SeasonsContinue
We’re winding down from the height of the growing season here at Gaia Farm. Fall is a good time…
Herbal Leaders Visit Gaia FarmContinue
Ric gave a personal tour to herbal leaders that are teaching at this weekend’s Medicines from the Earth Symposium…
Check out these photos of today’s planting of Valerian! These precious plants have moved from greenhouse to hoop frames…
Cilantro in the FieldContinue
Today is a gorgeous day to be out on the farm. It’s all “farm-hands” on deck as they hand-plant…
Seeding Holy BasilContinue
It’s seeding time in the Gaia Greenhouses. First steps are underway to make our seeds ready for germination. A…
A Change of Seasons
September 24th, 2010
We’re winding down from the height of the growing season here at Gaia Farm. Fall is a good time to collect and save our seed. Seed saving encourages plant diversity and ensures heritage plant varieties exist into the future. Here at Gaia Herbs, we like the fact we can trace our herbs from seed to finished product. That way we can be sure of the highest quality of seed while growing plants that are perfectly suited for our region.
Cover crops (vetch, rye, winter peas) are established now to help build the soil. In the spring, the cover crops will be tilled in to the ground before our herbs are planted. Trees will be pruned while dormant to stimulate new growth in warmer weather.
In preparation for winter, the farm crew is stowing equipment in the barns where it will be serviced for next year. Inventory of tools: shovels, hoes and digging forks will highlight what we need to purchase come spring. Our greenhouses and hoop houses will be cleaned out and water pipes emptied so the freezing temperatures won’t cause damage. And our hardworking farm crew will get some downtime before the start of a new growing season.