Gaia Herbs creates herbal remedies, with 25% of their raw materials coming from their own farm in Brevard, NC. Ric Scalzo, the CEO, President, and Founder, is an herbalist and botanical researcher with more than 25 years of clinical and practical experience with herbal medicines, including the cultivation of herbs, extraction processes, whole plant standardization, and traditional herbal therapies.
At the 250-acre Gaia Farm, workers follow strict Certified Organic Standards from seed selection and soil preparation to cultivation and harvesting. They are committed to Gaia’s Principles of Purity and have an herb traceability program. When Gaia buys herbs, it sources responsibly from organic farms in the United States and abroad, and it uses “Land Steward Harvesters,” a network of ecologically sensitive wild-crafters, to gather responsibly from forest habitats.