Adolfo came to the farm in 2007 from Rio Verde, Mexico. His favorite crop is Echinacea because it is especially beautiful and is so beneficial. He takes pride in the fact that the plants that he stewards so carefully at Gaia Farm make a difference in peoples’ lives. He’s first and foremost a lover of plants and his skill and wisdom make him an excellent farmer. Adolfo appreciates the opportunity to work at Gaia Farm as well as the fertile land we have in the mountains of southern Appalachia. “I’m happy working here and hope to work at Gaia for many, many years”, he says.
When the herb-growing season comes to an end, Adolfo will return to the Maya Luna (Half Moon Lake) region of Mexico to his 25-acre farm to grow radishes, garlic, cilantro, and cabbage and tend to his cattle. He also raises Tilapia to sell to his local village. He has four daughters and a son who is also a farmer.
The farm crew manager, Jorge, and Adolfo have known each other since childhood and adds that “you won’t find a better friend than Adolfo.” His kindness and loyalty are appreciated here at Gaia and we hope to have him as part of our family for many, many years.