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Our Passion, Our People

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    Adolfo
    Adolfo came to the farm in 2007 from Rio Verde, Mexico. His favorite crop is Echinacea because it is…

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    Adrian
    Weed eating is a big job at the Gaia Farm. Luckily, Adrian likes to weed. Organic farming can be…

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    Alejandro
    Alejandro has been farming since he was 13 years old. In Mexico he works in the fields growing maize…

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    Daniel
    Daniel likes to pull weeds, a task many farmers would rather not tackle. He says it’s because he can…

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    Jorge
    Jorge, also known as “George”, manages our Gaia Farm crew. His roots go back to the start of the…

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    Lucio
    Lucio enjoys harvesting at the Gaia Farm. Digging roots allows him to work directly in the soil, which is…

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    Luis
    Every job here at Gaia is special. But Luis favors picking the vegetables for the Gaia employee CSA (community…

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    Ric Scalzo, CEO
    CEO/President/Founder As one of North America’s most respected herbalists and botanical researchers, Richard “Ric” Scalzo has more than 25…

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    Sabino
    Sabino has worked at the Gaia Farm for 14 years, which makes him our veteran crewmember, as well as…

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    Sergio
    Juan and his brother, Sergio, came to work at Gaia together. Story has it that when the Luciano brothers…

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    Servando
    Otherwise known as the “Man of 101 Uses” around the farm, Servando takes care of Gaia’s drying rooms, where…

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    Vincente
    Some jobs at the Gaia Farm are just plain fun. Vicente’s favorite is to ride on the back of…

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Staff Members
Gaia Farm Team
Scientific Advisory Board
Certified Organic Farmers
Validated Partners
Land Steward Harvesters

Our people are our strength, and to us, they are more than workers or partners—they are our family. We invite you to meet them by clicking on any of the links above.

Jorge

Jorge, also known as “George”, manages our Gaia Farm crew. His roots go back to the start of the farm in 1997 and he’s essential to the successful operation of Gaia Herbs. Jorge assigns farm tasks to the crew to ensure an efficient herb harvest. He also provides grandfatherly advice and support to the crew in times of need. His favorite crops are the Gingko and Hawthorn trees because they remind him of some of his favorite people, like his father, whom he feels could have benefited from the medicine of the trees. He feels good about the products we provide here in hopes that they will help many people.

Jorge made the United States his home in 1981, making seasonal farming rounds between North Carolina (vegetables), New York (Christmas decorations) and Florida (oranges) before settling down here in Brevard, N.C. at the Gaia Farm full time. He says, “It feels like home here” where he lives with his wife, Martha, who was born just down the road from the farm. In his free time he likes to take his two grandchildren to the park, on walks in the nearby National forest or to sit leisurely in front of the local Mexican store to enjoy a Popsicle and shoot the breeze. His friendly smile and dedication to Gaia are really appreciated.