About Pangaea Plants
About the Farm
In a class of its own, Pangaea Plants is the only Demeter (biodynamic) certified farm in Western North Carolina, and has also earned organic and GAP (Good Agriculture Practices) certifications.
Pangaea, literally the “one earth” from which the continents were born, signifies the interconnection of all beings that is the guiding principle of the enterprise that bears its name, from planting to manufacturing. Mystics of every religion have felt this unity. Artists and poets have given it vision and voice, and scientists continue to discover interrelationships at cosmic and microcosmic levels, but farmers have always known it in their bones.
Pangaea Plants owner and land steward, Gabriel Noard, has over a thousand years of farming ancestry in his blood, and has has been working the land in Old Fort since 2015. Gabriel has a commitment to not only the organic, biodynamic farm he manages, but also to the local ecology; he’s reserved over 10% of his land for the diverse wildlife that helps to create the perfect, sustainable environment for growing his superior agricultural products.
Gabriel’s remarkable products have pioneered his relationships with large medicinal herb buyers, who take his superior biodynamic herbs and convert them into pure, life giving herbal medicines and supplements, which are then distributed widely throughout the state of North Carolina and beyond.
A Note From the Founder
I established Pangaea Plants in 2015, as a way to provide for my family in a meaningful way that contributes to the health and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. Since my adventure in land stewardship began, I have committed to using only the purest, most sustainable manures, composts and plant foods either made on site at the farm, or within a 200 mile radius. The promise I make to my customers, and to the larger consumer base that I reach with my medicinal herbs , is that my products are grown to only the highest organic and biodynamic standards, with care, and always with the longevity of my consumers’ bodies and the earth in my mind and heart.
The herbs I am able to offer are of limited quantity and only available while supplies last. So don't wait too long. In the meantime you might like to read the following (it will go particularly well with your next cup of tea).
I’d like for a minute for you to imagine a serene diverse field of herbs. Hues of green and shadows swaying. Magnificent flowers bright and colorful. A place bordered and protected by trees, a creek and the mountains. Bottom land unchanged since it was first planted by native people. In the clear air there, there are aromas of fresh earth, green herbs and heavenly flowers. And doses of negative ions on the wind from the creek and oxygen rich air from the trees. Exploring it more one notices simply being there is healing. It is in the air and perfume you breathe, the visual pleasure one can feel, the sounds and even the ground under your feet. The ground feels comforting, cushioning every step.
Coincidentally, recent research confirms walking on the earth (grounding) is good for you. Being close to living soil one actually breathes in natural chemicals that are pleasing to the mind. Forest bathing is a legitimate therapy as is being near moving water. This is what a natural farmer experiences and values.
Pangaea Plants medicinal herb farm is an official United Plant Savers botanical sanctuary. We specialize in growing native perennial medicinal herbs and are proud to grow at-risk herbs for future generations. The farm is unique in the country. In Fact the National Farm Bureau voted us the best farm start up of the whole country! For our efforts in sustainability and community education. Our Biodynamic certification means we follow the purest forms of agriculture that go beyond organic and regenerative agriculture to include the whole farm, living wages, saving seeds, and even our packaging. It’s hard to say for sure but nowhere can one buy such high quality herbs in the quantity we grow. It is the only certified biodynamic farm in the country that wholesales dried herbs.
I’ve been there almost every single day for nearly 10 years. Tending the plants and raising my son. And sharing with the community. In that time I have hosted amateurs and professionals from around the world, helping countless others learn about herbs and farming truly sustainably. I share my farm with anyone interested in learning and their heart to guide them. Being the only one actually doing this I have attracted attention from global companies like Mercola to the USDA’s southern branch of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education department. I currently represent the National Young Farmers Coalition regionally as the president of the Blue Ridge chapter here in Western North Carolina.
I wrote this to inform you of what you are supporting when you purchase from pangaea plants. Its a special place on this earth that you are helping to preserve. Your purchase means that my family can continue to be stewards. It means a large community has access to high quality herbs and working examples. From the community projects I support in Africa to the free herb clinics locally, and this country's own agricultural educators, your support goes further than just me.
What you get from this is more than just the best herbs! This goes beyond just a good feeling. These herbs are produced domestically. That means under a democratic government, not an oppressive leader. A country that has citizen and workers rights and food safety laws. It means these herbs have avoided the mass of adulteration, contamination, irradiation and misrepresentation far too often found in imported herbs sold cheaper by larger companies. Here harvests are controlled to not deplete species to the point of endangerment. Workers are given a living wage. Dollars are reinvested in the community. And the carbon footprint from shipping alone is greatly decreased. All this in just a bag of herbs bought from a small sustainable farm. Buying from small farms supports my family, the whole country, the whole environment, and the whole movement.