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Sara C. Patient Expert

Damascus, Virginia
I am mother of 4, doing my best to make an impact on this planet. I combine my loves for simplicity, health, and writing to explore the notion of going green. I have a busy family, without an endless budget or much time, share my experiences!
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Mama Goes Green: FOR SALE by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living My duties as a farmers market manager and as a part-time consultant for other markets, has made it impossible to devote the energy necessary to make Mama Goes Green the ... Read on »
EarthDay is 40! by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Happy EarthDay! This is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, and there is so much to celebrate! Many of you have taken the first steps to go green, like carrying reusable ... Read on »
Celebrate Earth Day ALL MONTH!! by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living We are kicking into gear over in the store! We'd like to celebrate Earth Day all month, and give all of our customers an extra 10% off. We are having some killer sales ... Read on »
National Green Week Feb 1-5 by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Did you know it's National Green Week? Well, neither did I! From Feb 1-5 schools around the country are observing National Green Week. The "objective is to empower stude ... Read on »
Cooking From Scratch by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living photo courtesy of: Dalboz17 In an effort to avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup in our house, one of my goals this year is to cook from scratch more often. The most e ... Read on »
Recycling Your Christmas Tree by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Now that we've begun 2010, most of us have taken down our Christmas trees, and you may be wondering what to do with it. Traditionally, recycling programs have turned ... Read on »
How to Cook a Pastured Chicken by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I can never roast my pastured chickens right....I usually end up making them too dry. Pastured meat is a different kind of bird because there is more muscle, and less fat, ... Read on »
Stainless Steel Filterable Water Bottle: EcoUsable by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living We have all seen the studies: Bottled Water is no better than Tap Water. Not to mention that bottle water costs dollars when tap costs fractions of a penny! For this frugal ... Read on »
Are the Farmers Markets really more expensive? by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Are the Farmers Markets really more expensive? While it is true that our markets offer many specialty items and unique products tha ... Read on »
Waste Free Lunches by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living My guilty green conscience pricked up whenever I threw away plastic baggies and juice boxes from our bagged lunches. All that non-recyclable garbage, generated in one sittin ... Read on »
Menu Planning-Frugal, Green & Simple! by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living More Menu Plan Monday found here: http://www.orgjunkie.com/ Menu planning is one of those skills that kills lots of birds with one stone! My biggest vice is eat ... Read on »
Food Independence Day by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living "This July 4th, let's declare our food independence by sourcing the ingredients for our holiday meals as locally, sustainably and deliciously as possible and let's ask our ... Read on »
National Healthy Schools Day by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Don't forget about the RuMe Bag Giveaway ! I am so pleased to have a guest post today to inspire us to get active for our planet and our children; Earth Day & every day! ... Read on »
RuMe Reusable Bag GIVEAWAY by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Even the lightest of greenies are starting to bring their own bags to the supermarket, and saving millions of pounds of waste each year. But even with ... Read on »
SKOY Winners by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The winners have been chosen and contacted! Keep your eye out for another giveaway this week! Read on »
SKOY is here! by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Hello, my name is Sara and I am a dish rag addict. I fully admit that I have an obsession with avoiding paper towels. Maybe some of you can relate. It started as a frugal th ... Read on »
Joel Salatin - Ballet of the Pasture by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The auditorium is abuzz with the bubbling excitement of a beehive. The lights dim ever so slightly and the buzz slowly turns into a low hum. I scan the audience and see t ... Read on »
Update on Mountaintop Removal by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I watch this video and weep: And then I read this, and feel hope. Read more about mountaintop removal at www.ilovemountains.org. Despite your politics, I thin ... Read on »
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Book Discussion by Sara C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I can't recommend this book enough! Written by best-selling author, Barbara Kingsolver, it documents a year of local eating. I live in the same county as the author, and c ... Read on »