She bought a farm.
In the summer of 2017, Sarah Adams bought a farm.
A mother of two with a background in fine art, pastry, communications, and a mishmash of other creative pursuits throughout her communities, the plan for Alberta Girl Acres took shape over years of dreaming and preparing. Sarah grew up in the small Northeastern Alberta hamlet of Cherry Grove, and since leaving that quiet village of farms and acreages, her end goal has always been to create an independent, low-impact, productive life for herself on her own piece of land. She has spent the past two decades gardening and informally studying horticulture, preparing for the day she could finally cultivate on a larger scale.
In June 2017, the stars aligned and she took the plunge. She found the perfect five and a half acres near Vulcan, Alberta (doubly suited to her love of Star Trek!) and, amicably setting aside her office job in the city, she began the whirlwind task of creating a solid and sustainable plan for her farm.
Nothing offers moments of pure, simple bliss quite like flowers do, and during these times of global anxiety, flowers have an even more important role in reminding us to slow down, be gentle, and breathe deeply.
Committed to natural and sustainable growing practices, Sarah is extremely fortunate to have the support of a wonderful family, endlessly inspiring friends, and an enthusiastic community. She is thrilled to be able to share her love and passion for delightful blooms throughout Southern Alberta and beyond.
Photo by Kendra Scanlon.