We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah “Petals” Adams and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sarah “Petals”, what do you attribute your success to?
Passion. Definitely pure, unbridled passion. Folks always simplify business decisions by resorting to the dated motto “business is business” and as business owner… okay, I get it – income is important. It’s true, you can’t willy nilly your dream business into creation unless it supports itself with financial lifeblood. But too often entrepreneurs are focused only on the bottom line and not enough on the “why’s”. The passion I have for Holistic Health, Functional Medicine and Ayurveda beams out of my body every time I talk about it with my clients and customer. I genuinely care about each and every one of them and how my products and services can assist their healing journey. That is why Woodland Wellness is successful. I know they feel that innate connection to me as another human and know I have their best interest in mind. That’s what we all want, authentic connection. And I genuinely want that too. So when we can create businesses where money isn’t taboo, but a divine exchange and there is true symbiotic transaction, we are ALL filled with more life force. That’s the juicy good stuff, that’s what I search for, and is what will continue to fill me and my business back up time and time again.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My lessons? Plant seeds from the deepest place in your heart, water them, tend the soil and watch them grow. And by that I mean manifest your most beautiful life because you can! All cliches aside, I am 1000% serious. I have been manifesting this life + business for literally a decade. When I was 19, I first learned what Permaculture was (if you don’t know it, you’ve gotta look into it!) and my world totally turned upside down, but really right side up. I know this might sound exaggerative, but it was truly the closest thing to a spiritual path or religion that I’d ever genuinely felt connected to. I knew it was my life path. It was as if a void in me, or a deep longing had been fulfilled. To define it simply, Permaculture is living within the rhythms of the Earth, and I had never known that was possible or what that looked like for us modern day humans until then. Of course I decided I HAD to live on a homestead/small farm one day where I could actually be part of the ecosystem around me. I started saving money and building credit to buy my future dream land. Now, lots of stories and 10+ years later, it has manifested in a more beautiful way than I could’ve imagined as that 19 year old girl. Woodland Wellness Farm Apothecary was birthed from nothing short of manifestation, magic, miracles, whatever you want to call it. It was created in this energy and will continue to birth magic and miracles into existence, I am sure of it. It’s hard work, no doubt, but it gives me lots of life in return knowing I am living in alignment with my highest purpose.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We are about an hour and a half north of Atlanta near Tallulah Falls, GA. Our mountain life looks much different than our suburban and city lives did, which truly suits me and my nervous system much more. Waterfalls large and small, secret springs bubbling out of the forest floor and the Milky Way shining in our dark rural sky with shooting stars galore. Lots of fresh, seasonal, delicious food made with love from our gardens or our local farm to table restaurant. Bonfires, gathering in circles with intention, dogs and horses. Four wheeler rides to remote lakes and feeling the power of scooping up huge logs with our tractor. Long, deep talks on life and drinking homemade mead dancing with music into the night. Our favorite Apothecary Tea Shop + fishing holes. Foraging from the forest floor and working in the luscious gardens. Lots of tea + lots of love. This is how I like to spend my mountain life.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My life mentor is Ruthanne Jahoda. She is the owner of Shared Abundance Organic Farm in Auburn, CA. She is a wise elder, spirit woman, fierce worker and genuine magical being. I lived and worked on Ruthie’s farm for a year when I was in “life school” for farming, immersing myself in working and apprenticing at different small, sustainable farms to prepare myself for my own farm + homestead career. I had a bit of experience when I started at Shared Abundance, but she really took a leap of faith by making me her Greenhouse Manager pretty quickly. Her main cash crop was microgreens and these were exclusively grown in the greenhouses. Now, these aren’t the self temperature regulating greenhouses you might imagine, these were totally dependent on me to manually maintain the desired conditions all of the plant babies needed. She trusted me more than I might trust a gal in my own shoes, and that meant the world to me. I learned the bulk of my farmers market skills from her at the big Sacramento markets and lots about living on the land in general, but the reason I call her my life mentor is for other reasons. Our souls deeply connected while I was in a big spiritual + educational growth spurt and really propelled my path forward in a potent + grounded direction. She never spoke to me as if I was a young girl, which I was. She treated me as an equal. She both taught and exemplified so many deep lessons and I still lean on her for support and reflection today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Ruthanne, you are such a visionary and made such a deep impression on me.

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Website: WoodlandWellness.com

Instagram: @woodland.wellness

Image Credits
Credits for shots of me -Mallory Edwards

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