Ontario Green Party Leader Mike
Schreiner meets up with Cathy at the Guelph Organic Conference.
Join us for some laughs.
China just became the first nation
to Sprout on the Moon
China has recently achieved a first in the space race, They
have been able to successfully germinate a seed on the Moon.
Sprouts from cotton seeds have emerged from a lattice-like
structure in a metal canister inside the lander.
Xie Gengxin, the scientist who led the experiment's design,
said that it was "the first time humans have done biological
growth experiments on the lunar surface".
What do you call it when worms
take over the world?
World Laughter Day takes place
on the first Sunday of May of every year.
The first celebration was on May 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India,
arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter
A professor of chemistry wanted to teach his
5th grade class a lesson about the evils of liquor, so he
produced an experiment that involved a glass of water, a glass
of whiskey, and two worms.
"Now, class. Observe closely the worms,"
said the professor putting a worm first into the water. The
worm in the water writhed about, happy as a worm in water
could be. The second worm, he put into the whiskey. It writhed
painfully, and quickly sank to the bottom, dead as a doornail.
"Now, what lesson can we derive from this
experiment?" the professor asked. Johnny, who naturally
sits at the back, raised his hand and wisely responded,
"Drink whiskey and you won't get worms!"
of the month:
The Tony Hornick Interview
Tony Hornick the inventor of the Sprout Grower. Tony reveals
how he got started in sprouting and why his Sprout Grower
is so effective in producing some of the healthiest food possible.
Click here to see video
you ready for a new sprouting taste sensation? Try out the
newest sprouting beans & seeds.
Broccoli or Bok Choy? How about Fenugreek, Chickpea
or Blue (French) Lentils. And of course Mung beans will always
list of all the sprouting beans & seeds currently
available at Cathyssprouters.com.
Save your money!
Want/need worms? Want to save the shipping?
Why not attend one of our upcoming
events and pick up your worms at the same time. Come and
see the worms up close and personal.
We often sell out at events, pre-orders will
guarantee you can what you want.
To see when we will
be coming to an event near you please visit
our events page.
Photos by Rick
New Product Announcement
If you drink coffee why not
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Reishi or Lingzhi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) has
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Lingzhi represents a combination of spiritual potency and
the essence of immortality. It is regarded as the “herb
of spiritual potency”.
The Ganoderma mushrooms are known to help control blood glucose
levels, boost the immune system, help with liver function
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"Recent reports provide scientific
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(Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition.)
makes Organo Coffees & Teas so different?
Simply, it’s Ganoderma; the gold behind ORGANO.
Ganoderma – The powerhouse of mushrooms, has been
used for over 2,000 years for its ability to support a healthy
immune system because it help support the growth of your body’s
own active immune system cells.
Furthermore, antioxidants and a healthy diet can really help
your body fight the side effects of inflammation. We use the
spores, the mycelium, and the ganoderma cap – each has
its own unique blend of antioxidants to support fighting free
radicals that can cause inflammation and damage at the cellular
out more about Ganoderma mushrooms and
how they can help you starting today!
Want/need worms? Want to save the shipping? Why
not attend one of our upcoming events ... come and see the
worms up close and personal. We often sell out at events,
pre-orders will guarantee you can get what you want.
Apr. 20, 2019 (10:00 - 4:00 pm)
Event: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre Earth
Location: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, ON
The day’s events will include vendors
as well as informational booths wildlife and environmental
groups, live animal demonstrations, a BioBlitz, and
an invasive species pull. The goal of our celebration
is to get involved with environmental stewardship in
a fun, family friendly way that will spark a lasting
interest in helping mother earth. Please stop by the
Cathy's Composters/Cathy's Sprouters booth.
Apr. 24, 2019 (7:00 - 8:30 pm)
Event: The Art of Cannabis Cultivation
~ Part 3 - Pests Be Gone
Location: Plant Alchemy
446 King Rd, Richmond Hill, ON
Join Cathy & Rick as we talk good
soils in Pests Be Gone, part of a series of
talks on The
Art of Cannabis Cultivation. This is part three
of a Free Cannabis Cultivation Series that covers everything
from seeds to harvest.
To register please follow
Apr. 27, 2019 (10:00 - 2:00 pm)
Event:2019 Kids’ World of Energy Festival
Location: Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON
The 12th annual Kids’ World of Energy
Festival brings families and community organizations
together for a day of activities, games, and conversations
focused on energy and sustainability. Learn what it
takes to setup your own vermicomposter. See how easy
it is to setup, maintain and harvest your own vermicomposting
system. What size do I need? What can I feed the worms?
How often do I feed them?
Apr. 28, 2019 (11:00 - 4:00 pm)
Event: Downsview Park Earth Day Festival
Location: Downsview Park
70 Canuck Ave. North York, ON
It's Earth Day and what better way to
celebrate than with the worms. Come and see a unique
mix of vendors, speakers and environmental groups providing
interesting workshops. Learn what it takes to setup
your own vermicomposter. See how easy it is to setup,
maintain and harvest your own vermicomposting system.
What size do I need? What can I feed the worms? How
often do I feed them?
Find out about sprouts. Why they are considered a Superfood?
Cathy will be presenting "The Wonder of Worms".
May 16, 2019 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
Event: Gardening and EcoFair Evening
Location: Louise Arbour Secondary School
365 Father Tobin Road, Brampton, ON
Come and stock up with seeds and seedlings.
Vendors and speakers will delight and amaze you. Learn
all about worms and vermicomposting. Discover how worms
convert organic matter into nature's finest soil amendment
known as castings. Feed the soil, not the plant. Also,
learn how to grow sprouts on the counter in 24-48 hours.
Sprouts are considered nature's superfood. Adding sprouts
to your life adds life to your life.
May 26, 2019 (9:00 - 4:00 pm)
Event: Beeton Honey & Garden Festival
Location: Main St. Beeton, ON
David Allanson Jones was a storekeeper
and postmaster who settled in the small West Gwillimbury
community of Clarksville during the 1860's. Across Europe
and North America, David A. Jones became known as the
Bee King of the Nineteenth Century. In 1875, Clarksville
was renamed Bee Town in his honour. Eventually the spelling
was changed to the short British form, Beeton.
The quaint Victorian Main Street will be lined with
over 170 vendors selling items for the home, garden
and you! Snap up that perfect vintage table at our Antique
Alley, purchase an Alpaca sweater at our International
Bazaar, or a one-of-a-kind piece of art at the SSAC
Artist & Artisan Marketplace. Visit the Cathy's Crawly
Composters booth and find out what's new with the worms
a full listing and directions to all events please visit
Mung Beans Prevent Hospital Deaths
(Originally reported in the The Underground Health
Researchers have discovered that Chinese mung bean benefits
are great in preventing sepsis.
Sepsis is a blood infection that affects more than 700,000
people each year in the United States
and can result in a 50% mortality rate for those who contract
Mung beans provide anti-inflammatory benefits by inhibiting
the release of the protein, which regulates inflammatory response.
Dr. Haichao Wang, PhD led the study at the Feinstein Institute.
The Feinstein Institute has led the way in fighting this medical
emergency by promoting early detection and immediate treatment.
Over the past four years, their initiatives have led to a
35% decline in mortality cases from sepsis
– literally saving thousands of lives.
Mung bean benefits have been used throughout Asia in cuisine
and medicine for thousands of years. It has been used as an
effective detoxifier. They are high in overall nutritional
content, low in calories, sodium and fat. Mung beans exhibit
powerful antioxidant properties that fight disease and protect
• The lecithin in mung beans fights bad LDL cholesterol
and liver fat with high soluble fiber.
• Mung beans contain compounds that inhibit the formation
and growth of cancerous tumors.
• Phytoestrogens found in mung beans help regulate hormones
after menopause, relieving hot flashes and preventing osteoporosis.
• Mung beans have been shown to regulate body temperature
and prevent heat stroke.
• The phytoestrogens in mung beans contain skin anti-aging
properties that stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid,
collagen and elastin – essential to younger, healthier
• Diabetics can safely eat mung beans; they regulate
blood sugar and have a low glycemic load.
• Low in calories and rich in fiber, mung beans make
the perfect addition to your weight loss goals. They increase
your sense of fullness while curbing cravings for carbs and
• Mung beans also contain vitamins A, Bs, C, D, E, K,
folic acid, potassium, magnesium and zinc!
This small bean packs a punch when it comes to natural dietary
nutrition and total body wellness. Scientists are now doing
research on the mung bean benefits as a detoxifier that removes
environmental and chemical pollutants from your body.
To find out more about Mung Beans visit: cathysSprouters.com
- Sprouting is super healthy, says Bradford
'What is that spaceship thing?' Cathy Nesbitt, a Bradford
West Gwillimbury woman known for her worm composting,
shared her insights into the art of growing your own
- Seed Library sprouts at Bradford library
This month, the library is hosting a special presentation
on growing sprouts, with guest speaker Cathy Nesbitt
of Cathy’s Crawly Composters.
- Practical(ly) Zero Waste, a podcast about
making zero waste living as practical as possible.
Indoor composting is perfect when you don't have access
to municipal green waste pick up, and the way to do
it indoors is with those wriggly and delightful little
creatures called earthworms. Compost is the missing
link in today's waste management crisis but everyone,
EVERYONE could do their part by removing food scraps
and even most paper recycling from the waste stream!
We can do it people!! Today's chat with Cathy Nesbitt,
pro vermicomposter, magic soil producer and owner
of Cathy's Crawly Composters, might be just the inspiration
we all need to dig deep into the world of composting
and start saving the planet, one bit of food scrap
at a time!
or Download Podcast ...
For all the wormy news please
Earth Day - April 22
First launched on April 22, 1970, Earth Day is
a day we (and over a billion people world wide) set
aside to celebrate and pay homage to the planet that
People from over 170 different countries come together
on this day to stage workshops and peaceful demonstrations
to address environmental issues across the planet.
honour of Earth Day,
The Earth is the third rock from the Sun and the fifth-largest
nine eight planets in the Solar
System. It is home to 7,694,798,559 people (as of Apr.
3, 2019) and countless other animals, insects and annelids.
It is currently the only known place in the
universe that will support life.
The Blue Marble is one of the
most famous photographs of the Earth. It is also
one of the earliest detailed pictures of the Earth
that was ever published. In 1972 Astronauts on
the United States's last lunar mission, Apollo
17, took this picture looking back at the Earth
on their way to the moon at a distance of about
29,000 kilometers. The continents of Antarctica
and Africa are visible below the delicate wisps
of white clouds.
The Blue Marble
Taken in 1966, prior to the Apollo program,
this is the first picture take of earth from space.
NASA’s Lunar Orbiter was on a mission to survey lunar
landing sites for Apollo. Influenced by Stewart Brand's
campaign for a picture of the whole Earth, NASA turned
the space craft around and managed to take this picture.
Ever wonder what an eclipse
looks like from space?
The Pale Blue Dot
The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of Earth taken in
1990 by Voyager 1 from the edge of the solar system.
By request of Carl Sagan, NASA turned its camera around
to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse
All that you touch, And all that you see,
All that you taste, All you feel, And all that you love,
And all that you hate, All you distrust, All you save,
And all that you give, And all that you deal, And all
that you buy, Beg, borrow or steal, And all you create,
And all you destroy, And all that you do, And all that
you say, And all that you eat, And everyone you meet,
And all that you slight, And everyone you fight, And
all that is now, And all that is gone, And all that's
to come, And everything under the sun*
Is contained in this little blue dot.
* Lyrics from Pink Floyd -