We live in a global society that is created of unique individuals, with all of us possessing an infinite amount of creativity, love, and potential to do good in this world. We have the ability to shape our future into one that is inclusive, and honors our connection to each other and to the plants […]
About Alison Czeczuga
Posts by Alison Czeczuga:
At Gaia, our people are our strength, and their passion and commitment are reflected in all that we do. Gaia currently employs 265 employees, with approximately 235 of them located in North Carolina, making Gaia the largest employer in Transylvania County. Responsible for stewarding our products from seed to shelf, our employees possess very diverse […]
Organic farming is not for the faint of heart. Waking up before the sun rises, working arduous hours in the heat of the day, hand weeding the same row until your eyes go bleary and knowing that the day does not end when the clock strikes five takes grit. Organic farmers are highly attuned to […]
“Melissa causeth the mind and heart to become merry… and drivers away all troublesome cares and thoughts…” – Culpepper’s Herbal, 1652 I wasn’t aware that a plant could bring out the best in me until I met Lemon Balm (Melissa officianalis). Especially in the doldrums of winter, her uplifting essence is appreciated. I turn to […]
If you’ve ever wondered whether plants could be role models, the answer is yes. My plant teachings first came from my mom. She taught me the power of gardening, and that the tingling sensation of an Echinacea extract means potency. Here are a few of my favorite lessons from Echinacea.