Read about Ric Scalzo in Growing a Better Future on Huffingon Post, by Zoe Helene.

Ric Scalzo
Founder and CEO
Company (Other): 
Gaia Herbs
Master Herbalist, Ecopreneur, Naturopath
Herbal Medicine, Botanical Research, Organic Farming


Ric Scalzo is a pioneering herbalist, as well as Founder, CEO, and President of Gaia Herbs. Gaia Herbs is dedicated to organic farming and making phyto-medicines with the highest degree of quality and integrity. To this end, they have cultivate 250 acres of certified organically grown herbs on their own farm in North Carolina. They have also extablished a tropical farm in Costa Rica where they plan to grow certified organic passionflower, holy basil, and echinacea

Ric is a noted herbalist, botanical researcher and formulator, and an inspiring herbal educator. In 1987, he founded Gaia Herbs, a nationally-branded grower and manufacturer of herbal wellness solutions that reinforce the inherent connections between healthy bodies, communities, and ecosystems. He has over 25 years of clinical and practical experience with herbal medicines and is the author or co-author of several books and publications, including "Herbal Solutions for Healthy Living", which was a ground-breaking herbal medicinary and therapeutic dispensatory guide. Ric also holds an honorary Doctorate in Naturopathy from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and has a Master Herbalist degree in 1982 from the School of Natural Healing.