My Brevard Backyard

With both Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest in our backyard, it is no wonder we are proud of it. Saturday I saw a new side of my backyard, and did an open house tour of Gaia Herbs. You could easily never realize this Organic Herb Farm and manufacturer is here in Brevard, but you will be glad once you discover it.

The fertile, 250 acre farm includes portions of Catheys Creek and the French Broad River, and is a virtual sanctuary of potent herbs like Echinacea, California Poppies, Hawthorn Trees and Ginkgo Trees. The farm and facility adhere to strict organic guidelines and certifications, and much of the plantings and pruning are done by hand.

It was fascinating to hear tidbits of the complex science behind why herbs work on specific functions of the body, and the tour certainly fueled my interest in natural, herbal preventions and treatments. Check out Gaia products locally at Poppies and keep an eye out for next year's Open House. It is a treat!

Climb Globally, Shop Locally
Looking Glass Outfitters
69 Hendersonville Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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