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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.

Vincente

Some jobs at the Gaia Farm are just plain fun. Vicente’s favorite is to ride on the back of the transplanter to establish the new herbs. And he likes Valerian best because of the way it smells when it’s dug up…and of course he sleeps really well after a day of harvesting Valerian!

When Vicente is not farming (or sleeping) at Gaia he likes to travel to the tourist destinations near his home in Hidalgo, Mexico. He and his friends work hard and play hard, traveling to waterfalls in search of “sweet water” or fresh water swimming areas frequented by tourists. These adventures include treks to Prismas balsatics, a natural wonder of hexagonal prism rocks curtained by 150-foot waterfalls. Hidalgo ranks second in Mexico for the number of thermal springs: they exist due to rivers of magma that flow under the surface.

Vicente’s the youngest of the farm crew at 21 years old. A bit of a thrill seeker, he also likes to ride bulls. Rodeoing is popular in his state in Mexico and according to Vincente they offer an opportunity to win the attention of a lady.