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.

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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 the medicinal herbs are dried before processing, as well as the irrigation system. When he’s not fixing things Servando has been known to kick around a soccer ball during breaks, a game he’s loved since age seven. He’s quick to express his gratitude to Gaia for helping send his three children to school.

Back home in El Refugio, Mexico, Servando sings in a band named, “The Quattro Amigos”, that can be heard on the radio playing Cumbia, a traditional Columbian style of music. During the off-season he works as a brickmaker and spends time with elementary school-aged boy and girl, his teen daughter, and his beloved wife who he speaks of with admiration in his eyes.

Servando loves the majestic mountains of western North Carolina and says that he “feels like an eagle soaring” when up on the Blue Ridge Parkway. “Sometimes I feel like the happiest man in the world”, says Servando. His positive attitude and deep gratitude make him invaluable to Gaia Farm family.