Discover the Magic of Our Farm

We chose this 350-acre plot of land, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, for its rich alluvial soil and amazing biodiversity.

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A Living Laboratory

Gaia Herbs Farm is a living laboratory for the latest organic planting and cultivation methods. Each year we produce over three million individual plants, representing 20-40 species of herbs. The moment you step onto the farm, Hawthorn and Ginkgo trees—symbolizing the heart and mind of Gaia Herbs—greet you with their beauty and wisdom. We grow fields of flowering Echinacea, fragrant Lemon Balm, and brilliant California Poppy, all nourished by the clear mountain waters flowing through the valley. We nurture and observe each plant, allowing it to flourish in the sun until the right moment to harvest. By mirroring the growing conditions of Nature, we ensure the purity, potency, and integrity of each plant.


    Over 300 Ginkgo trees greet visitors as they enter the farm.


    A grove of Hawthorn trees produces a bountiful harvest each spring.


    A staff and customer favorite, many fields of Echinacea are grown annually.


Gaia Herbs Farm

Discover the herbs that are growing on our farm: American Skullcap, Astragalus, Burdock, California Poppy, Chinese Skullcap, Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea purpurea, Feverfew, Ginkgo, Hawthorn, Holy Basil, Lemon Balm, Nettle, Oats, Valerian, Vervain

Farm map with clickable areas displaying information about planted crops

Meet Our Farmers

Our passionate and experienced Farm Team follows strict standards from seed selection and soil preparation to cultivation and harvesting.


Thomas Leonard

As Gaia Herbs’ Farm Operations Manager, Thomas Leonard seeks to empower farmers to grow organic potent medicinal herbs and sustainable foods. He has a passion for reforestation and teaching sustainable farming methods. Thomas brings an eclectic agricultural background including experience as an independent farmer, spearheading community garden development, and managing a 300-acre commercial nursery and farm. Through hands on gardening, he has worked with youth of all ages and spent time providing horticultural therapy and vocational training to adults with disabilities. Thomas is excited to be building on the strong foundation at Gaia Herbs Farms by integrating restorative management practices and expanding community involvement on the farm.

Thomas Leonard