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A Welcoming of Spring

March 1st, 2011

It’s very exciting; we’re breaking ground for spring here at the Gaia Farm. There’s much to be done in preparation of the growing season: ordering and starting seed, sharpening tools, cleaning greenhouses and repairing water systems, as well as finalizing what plant will go where in the fields.

Our farm crew has begun sowing Gaia’s medicinal herb crops for the coming year. In February, Valerian Root will be started in seed flats to be nurtured by the warming winter sun in our greenhouses. Valerian plantings will continue through March, followed by Echinacea angustifolia. The seeding symphony climaxes in April when Holy Basil, Ashwaghanda, Blue Vervain, Skullcap and many others begin their lives here at our organic farm.

It’s also time for our annual organic inspection. Our certification from Oregon Tilth expresses our fundamental commitment to the principles of purity, integrity , and potency. Organic agriculture honors Nature and her cycles, which resonates with the mission of Gaia Herbs. Here in western North Carolina, we’re fortunate to have the splendor of the change of four distinct and beautiful seasons. Welcome, spring! And thank you, winter.

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradsteet (1612- 1672)

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