Cathy Nesbitt is a Worm Advocate and Founder of Cathy's Crawly Composters.
Established in 2002 this environmental business specializes in vermicomposting
(indoor composting with worms) and organic diversion. Vermicomposting
is a leading edge answer to our organic waste problem.
Cathy's Crawly Composters endeavours to reduce the amount of waste
going to the landfill. We recycle organic material by vermicomposting
with worms and produce beautiful black castings. Castings are a high
grade natural soil enhancer, one of the best fertilizers available
In addition to Red Wiggler Worms, we also offer worm workshops, complete
vermicomposting systems, educational books and videos.
Through inspirational story telling and an incredible sense
of humour, Cathy has raised the level of awareness about environmental
conservation. Cathy's thought-provoking style of speaking inspires
individuals to take action and do something. Over 75,000 students
have seen her presentation! Cathy has spoken on vermiculture
at provincial and national conferences. She has also been featured
in a variety of media including print, television and radio.
Cathy is also the subject of a documentary: Squirm
- The Cathy's Crawly Composters Story.
If you have any questions or comments about our Web Site or about
any aspect of Vermicomposting or if you would like to book a demonstration/workshop,
please contact us at the link below.
Cathy's Crawly Composters: Timeline 2002
- East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year
- Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority 2012 Education Award
- Bradford Board of Trade - 2012 Community Development Award
- South Simcoe Business Excellence Award - 2012 Margot Cooney Agricultural Award
- The Great Canadian Worm Charming Championship - 2011 Canadian Champion Wormer
- East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce - 2010 Business Excellence Award for Small Business
- Innisfil Chamber of Commerce - 2009
- East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce - 2009 Environmental Leadership Award
- Bradford Board of Trade - 2009 Social and Ecological Responsibility Award
- The Greater Innisfil Chamber of Commerce - 2008 Green Business of the year
- Finalist in Environmental Awareness 2008 Green Toronto Awards
- East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce - 2008 Environmental Leadership Award
- Best Green Message – 2008 Newmarket Chamber of Commerce
- South Simcoe Business Excellence - 2006 Award for Agriculture
- Windfall Ecology Centre - 2006 Environmental Learning Award
- Recycling Council of Ontario - 2005 Ontario Waste Minimization Award