Susan Patterson

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.

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 DoItYourself.com. 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
  • Stress reduction techniques

Vegetarian

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
  • 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 education 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
  • Card making
  • 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.

Most Recent Contributions by Susan Patterson

Borax Amounts for Organic Gardening

Borax is a white powder that easily dissolves in water. Made of boron and sodium, this naturally occurring compound is a very practical subs ... Read More

How Do Non-Flowering Plants Reproduce?

Flowers are often the showiest part of most plants, but their main function is facilitating reproduction through seeds. However, there are m ... Read More

Organic Citrus Fertilizer

Organic citrus fertilizers give both dwarf and regular sized citrus trees a boost and promote vitality and a healthy harvest. Organic fertil ... Read More

Using Printable Star Charts With Kids

Children are naturally interested in astronomy, especially the celestial bodies that appear with unfailing regularity. Printable star charts ... Read More

Which Soil Is Best for Plant Growth?

There are three main types of soil: sand, silt, and clay. The best soil for most plants to ensure optimum growth is a rich, sandy loam. This ... Read More

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Susan Patterson