Susan Patterson


Susan Patterson is a freelance writer with over fifteen years of varied writing experience. She has a passion for sharing knowledge in hopes of making a positive difference in the lives of others. An avid volunteer and leader, Susan is supportive of initiatives that encourage local living and community relationships.


Gardening,Organic Gardening,Sustainable Living,Nutrition,Event Planning,Homeschool,Crafts,Pet Care


  • Freelance Writer
  • Speaker
  • Gardening Educator
  • Event Planner


  • University of Waterloo: B.S. Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies

Certifications and Awards

  • Certified Biblical Health Coach
  • Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor

Affiliations and Memberships

  • West Virginia Herb Association

Certified Master Gardener

From school garden programs to managing extensive volunteer-based beautification projects, Susan has used her Master Gardener training to teach others about the limitless value of gardening. Her articles have also been featured at Little Green Wheelbarrow and She is also the author of The Secret Garden: Growing Delicious Food for Essential Living.

Organic Gardening Initiative Co-Founder

Susan was also the co-founder of a local, organic gardening initiative in West Virginia and actively involved in the West Virginia Herb Association as an instructor, presenter and board member.

Sustainable Living Aficionado

Always on the lookout for "green" living tools, Susan incorporates many sustainable living practices into everyday life and raising her children. Making environmentally conscious decisions helps Susan and her family live healthier lives on less.

Nutrition Expert

As a Certified Biblical Health Coach and a Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor, Susan has worked cooperatively with chiropractors and community health advocates to provide educational resources and wellness programs.

Professional Wellness Speaker

Susan speaks regularly at conferences on a variety of health and wellness topics including whole foods, herbs, nutritional therapy, detoxification, exercise, and stress reduction techniques.


Susan is also an avid vegetarian and whole food expert who is always coming up with creative ways to feed her family.

Event Planning Experience

Susan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies from the University of Waterloo, Susan has orchestrated events for groups up to 30,000 including arts and craft's exhibitions, music events, corporate functions, athletic competitions, heritage festivals, and community gatherings.

Homeschooling Experience

Susan has been homeschooling her three children for seven years. In addition to consulting new homeschooling families, Susan enjoys sharing innovative ways to teach children that are somewhat "out-of-the-box." Her educational philosophy is to keep the hands busy, the heart engaged, and the mind open.

Avid Crafter

In her spare time, Susan loves to do handwork and crafting including but not limited to crocheting, knitting, origami, mixed media art, cardmaking, and felting.

Pet Care Experience

With five dogs, five horses, and five cats, Susan knows the ins and outs of domestic and farm animal management.

More About Susan Patterson

If you'd like to learn more about Susan's writing services, you can connect with her on her profile page at LinkedIn.