Cathy's Crawly Composters, Vermicomposting, Indoor composting with Red Wiggler Worms

Healthy Happy Start Newsletter

Laughing all the way ...
"Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho" ~ Santa

In this issue ...


Happy Christmas and a
Merry New Year






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Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 80: Take a Stress-Test . How you doin'.





Laugh Club

Join us for some laughs.





How can you tell which end of a worm is which?

Tickle it in the middle and see which end laughs!







The Greta Effect
from the International Conference on Biodiversity

“As far as biodiversity is concerned, we are at war with nature. We need to make peace with nature. Because nature is what sustains everything on Earth ... the science is unequivocal.”
Inger Andersen,
Executive Director of UN Environment Programme






Christmas Traditions from Around the World

In the world we live in people follow all sorts of wierd and wonderful traditions. In our culture we are taught that a huge man in a spotless red suit descends a chimney (whether you have one or not) and deposits all manner of toys and presents all for the low cost of a couple of cookies and a glass of milk. One year we convinced mom to leave Santa a beer with his cookies. Dad was all over this idea. But what happens in other countries?

Austria's Krampus

Austrian kids who end up on Santa’s naughty list also have to worry about Krampus: a horned, hairy beast that snatches misbehaving children in his wicker basket, serving as Saint Nicholas’ creepy enforcer. Many towns in Austria celebrate Krampusnacht where dozens of men dressed as the half-goat demon parade through the streets brandishing sticks and terrorising children.

The Yule Lads, Iceland

Icelandic kids don’t just get one Santa Claus, they get 13 mischievous trolls. Like Snow White’s seven dwarves, each of the 13 ‘jólasveinar’ (Yule Lads) has his own personality – including Doorway-Sniffer, Spoon-Licker, Sausage-Swiper, Candle-Stealer, Curd-Gobbler, and the ominously named Window-Peeper. Each takes turns visiting children who leave shoes in their bedroom window, dropping off pressies for the good kids and rotting potatoes for the bad ones.

Mummering in NFLD

Mummering is a Christmas-time house-visiting tradition practised in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a time tested way to visit with your neighbours and hit them up for some yule-time spirits. Traditionally, wearing a costume that disguises your identity you go from house to house, visiting your neighbours. At each stop, the hosts would try and guess the identity of the mummers.

Mummer's Prayer:
"Here we stand before your door,
As we stood the year before;
Give us whisky, give us gin,
Open the door and let us in."






Random Pictures

Cathy & Gwilly

At Bradford's annual Carrot fest with town mascot Gwilly.

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Why are glow worms good to carry in your bag?

They can lighten your load!




Featured Video:

Laughter is the
best medicine

Laughter is the best medicine. Get your D.O.S.E. at a local Laughter Yoga class.

Check out the video











Is coffee important to you? Discover the gourmet coffee that is not only delicious but is actually good for you!
Organo Gold, try it for one week and see how good you can feel.

Join us for the 7 day challenge.
Try our healthy, Ganoderma infused coffee or tea exclusively for 1 week and see how great it makes you feel. Contact us to learn about the Organo Gold 7-day coffee challenge.







Sprouting Beans

Are you ready for a new sprouting taste sensation? Try out the newest sprouting beans & seeds.

How about Fenugreek, Chickpea or Blue (French) Lentils. And of course Mung beans will always be available.

A full list of all the sprouting beans & seeds currently available at










Added Benefits of Sprouting:

  • It is easily digestible.
  • Sprouting increases the vitamins and mineral content.
  • Doubles the Vitamin A content.
  • B complex vitamin increases 5-10 times more.
  • Level of Vitamin C increases.
  • The bio availability of nutrients increases.
  • Proteins are easily digestible.

Sprouts are biologically dense foods and contain proteolytic enzymes that make carbohydrates and proteins digestible. Sprouts increase the level of antioxidants and Vitamin C in your body along with chlorophyll content that boosts your immune system and detoxifies your body.






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Use this link
and get a $10 credit for your first shipment with Flagship.










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Welcome to Green Friday

To help raise awareness around the impact of society's shopping habits, Green Friday (also known as the 'anti-Black-Friday movement') encourages people to shop more sustainably.

Cathy's Composters

Make it a "Green" Christmas with Black Friday discounts.

Composting Worms:
Save 40%


Sure Close Container:
Save 50%

Coco Coir:
Save 33%

Follow for details

Cathy's Sprouters

Healthy and Delicious.

Super Simple Sprouter Bundle

Three bags full:
3 bags of sprouting beans free with a Super Simple Sprouter.

Sprout a new attitude here

Cathy's Chuckle Club

Join us for some fun & laughter on our free weekly online laughter club. A screen full of happy smiling faces is the restorative tonic we can all use at a time like this.

Get deep into the laughter. Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and join the community.

For more laughs
follow this link


And the Winner is ...

2022 Women of Inspiration Awards
Advocate and Catalyst for Change Award





Holiday Specials

To order call: 1-888-775-9495 or

European Night Crawlers

Composting Worms
European Nightcrawlers

reg: $100.0

Sale price:


The biggest difference you will notice between the Reds and the Euros is the size. European Nightcrawlers are a larger worm. Bigger than the Red Wigglers and slightly smaller that the Canadian Nightcrawlers.
The Euros can tolerate dryer and slightly more acidic conditions better than the Red Wigglers.
Euros with Living Composter:





reg: $259.99

The Sure Close
Collection bucket

reg: $19.95

Sale price:


I didn't think the Sure-Close would be much different from the regular bin I was already using. Boy, was I wrong. The Sure-Close compost pail is by far the best collection container I've ever used. The perforated lid lets the air flow so the pail is odour free. The lid stays open when needed and can be snapped close with one hand. The opening is angled making it easier to put food scraps in with less spillage ending up on the floor or counter. Possibly the most important feature is the snug interlocking seal and lid clasp that ensures a tight closure that will keep fruit flies out!


Coco Coir
Brick (8"x4"x2")

reg: $7.50

Sale price:


Not just for the worms, your plants love it too. Coconut Coir is made from the fibrous brown husk that surrounds a coconut. It makes a great bedding for worms and is excellent growing medium for all types of plants.




Three Bags Full

Sprouter + 3 Bags of Beans
A Sprouting Paradise

To order Sprouting Paradise call: 1-888-775-9495
or email

The Perfect Organic Sprout Grower

A natural organic multi-vitamin, Sprouts are touted as nature's most perfect food. Containing over 3,000 different known enzymes, 560 different proteins and provide an excellent supply of Vitamins A, E, C & B-complex.

Sprouting Bundle


(reg. $50.00)

  • The Super Simple Sprouter
  • 3 bags of sprouting beans or seeds.

Choose from the following:

    (200 g)
  • Mung beans
  • Black Lentil
  • Blue Lentil
  • Chickpea
  • Green Pea
  • Green Lentil
    (50 g)
  • Fenugreek
  • Radish
  • Oriental Mustard

Preppers Choice - Survival Food
Be prepared for a long-term uncertainty.

5 lbs. Mung beans:


(reg. $50.00)

25 lbs. Mung beans:


(reg. $180.00)


"To me, Cathy's sprouting kit is the perfect and most thoughtful gift for anyone of any age. It has everything you need to become an instant farmer including the beans and instructions!" Carole Plant

*Note: A sprouter makes the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who is interested in a healthy lifestyle.





Can't decide?
We also have Gift Certificates available.
(Customized & emailed directly)

To order a Gift Certificate call: 1-888-775-9495
or email





Free Weekly Zoom Laughter with Cathy

You are invited to join us for some fun & laughter on our weekly Zoom laughter meeting. It is always easier and more fun to laugh in a group and this is why Zoom Laughter works so well. A screen full of happy smiling faces is the restorative tonic we can all use at a time like this.

Topic: Zoom Laughter Tuesdays
When: 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada), Every Tuesday

Join the Party:

Cost: Free!

Online Laughter Yoga
Leader Training

Next classes: February 18 - 19, 2023

Get deep into the laughter. Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and join the community. Help spread joy in laughter clubs, schools, businesses, healthcare/senior care centers, home and in the workplace.

This will be the most fun training
you will ever attend.

  • Learn a repertoire of Laughter Yoga techniques you can use in personal and professional life.
  • Discover the physical, mental, emotional and societal benefits Laughter Yoga offers.
  • Learn how laughter relieves stress and builds physical & emotional resilience.

  • Training Includes:
  • Laughter Leader Certification & Official Laughter Yoga International University Training Manual
  • 6-month free access to Official Laughter Yoga Prozone-Continued Education site & Dr. Kataria's e-book (founder of Laughter Yoga - est. 1995)
  • 30 minutes post training coaching

This course is ideal for individuals looking to bring more laughter into their lives and the lives of others. The course is also suitable for individuals, groups and businesses looking to boost organizational cohesiveness and moral.

Your Trainers:
Sylvie Dagenais-Douville: Master Laughter Yoga Trainer
Cathy Nesbitt: Laughter Yoga Teacher, Ambassador

Check out Flyer for more information.



In the News


  • Align your Business! with Munira Zahabi
  • Laughter is Truly the Best Medicine" feat. Cathy Nesbitt with Intelligent Conversations
  • Laughter and Your Mental Health: Have you had your daily D.O.S.E? with Adrian Starks

  • She’s Laughing Her Way to Wellnesswith Tell Us How to Make It Better
  • Cathy Nesbitt from on worms, marketing, and laughter with Mediums of Change
  • Wonderful World of Worms with Cathy Nesbittwith Spear and Clover
  • Cathy Nesbitt | Founder of Cathy’s Crawly Composters with You're the Boss
  • Learning More - Composting with Learning More with Russ Catanach
  • "Glass Half Full" with Chris Levens - Episode 30: Cathy Nesbitt with "Glass Half Full" with Chris Levens
  • Cathy Nesbitt | Laughter is the best medicine with Energetic Radio
  • How to start your own worm farm with Creative Entrepreneurship
  • How to take care of yourself and the planet with How to take care of yourself and the planet
  • The Need of Laughter in a Mental Health Tsunami, with Cathy Nesbitt with Human Capital Innovations
  • Squirrel Away These Great Wormy Tips for the Best Garden! with Upside Down Tulips
  • Real Talk with Cathy Nesbitt - A Health and Wellness Advocate with Women Flix
  • Cathy Nesbitt talks about Worm Farming, Sprouts, and Laughter Yoga with Entrepreneurs Over 40
  • Saving planet as a Worm Advocate and making people stress-free being a laugther coach with The Guiding Voice
  • Discovering Business Ideas From Strengths with Cathy Nesbitt with Enterprise NOW!
  • Cathy Nesbitt - My biggest hurdle as an entrepreneur. with CallumConnects Podcast
  • Cathy Nesbitt follows her True Azimuth! with True Azimuth Coaching
  • Episode 28 | Uganda with Had To Be There
  • Search & Replace with Joe Taylor Jr.
  • Turn your passion into a dream business with Cathy Nesbitt with The Small Business Show

To hear these and more: Go to Podcasts


  • Can a Business Create Positive Impact for People, Planet and Profit? in: Feminist Entrepreneurs Magazine
  • Cathy Nesbitt Finalist for Women of Inspiration Award in: Universal Women's Network
  • Cathy Nesbitt environmental beliefs led her to start a worm business but her major focus now is improving people’s lives through laughter in:
  • A prescription to laugh in: Renaissance
  • Cathy Nesbitt nominated for Women of Inspiration Award in: Universal Women's Network
  • Laughter guru to teach 'magic of laughing for no reason' at Riverwalk Commons in: Newmarket Today
  • Worms can help reduce household waste and fertilize gardens in: CTV News
  • Bradford, Ont. woman promotes positive mental health through laughter yoga in: CTV News
  • Bradford woman spreading joy with ‘Laughter Yoga’ in: Bradford Today
  • Climate Change is a real Threat in: Trent Hills Now
  • Cathy's Crawly Composters in: Striver

To read these and more: Go to Articles


  • Cathy Nesbitt is our generation's David Suzuki from: Laura Heselton
  • Turn table scraps into rich soil with worms from: Retreat & Learn
  • Modern Composting Solutions with Cathy's Crawly Composters from: Go Solo

To read or see these and more: Go to Blogs


  • Georgina Life on: Rogers
  • Worms can help reduce household waste and fertilize gardens on: CTV News
  • Laughter is the best medicine. on: CTV News

To read or see these and more: Go to Television


  • Bren Masson speaks with Laughing Yoga instructor Cathy Nesbitt on: Freshwaves Radio

To see these and more: Go to Radio


For all the wormy news please visit our website.

















Upcoming Events

Online Event: Weekly Zoom Laughter with Cathy
All are Welcome

Date: Every Tuesday (9:30 - 10:00 am) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Sponsor: Cathy's Club
Location: Online event
Details: Do you need a good laugh? Or are you Laughter Curious? Cathy Nesbitt is inviting you to a scheduled weekly Zoom meeting:
Topic: My Laughter Meeting
Every Tuesday 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

A Free & Fun event. Click here to have some fun.

37th Annual Guelph Organic Conference & Expo
Date: Jan. 28, 2023
Location: University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON
Details: Organics, what's the buzz? Canada's Premiere Organic Event! This four-day event will feature over 150 booths, workshops, seminars and expert panels.
Cathy will be speaking on Vermicomposting on Saturday.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training
Date: Feb 18 - 19, 2023
Location: Online
Details: Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and help spread laughter in social laughter clubs, yoga & fitness studios, schools, healthcare/senior care facilities, home and the workplace. This course is ideal for individuals who are looking to expand their skill sets and bring more laughter into their lives and the lives of others. The course is also suitable for companies, institutions and organizations wishing to train groups or teams within the organization.
To Register call: 1-888-775-9495.

Organic Magic with Worms - Thorndale & Area Horticultural Society
Date: Mar. 8, 2023 (7:30 pm)
Location: Thorndale Community Centre
263 Upper Queen St Thorndale
Details: Learn all about worms and Vermicomposting - a viable solution for anywhere not being served by an organic collection program or access to outdoor composting. Discover how worms convert organic matter into nature's finest soil amendment known as castings. Feed the soil, not the plant. During the presentation, vermicomposting is explained from set-up to harvest.

2023 Talking with the Experts Online Global Business Summit
Date: Mar. 14 - 16, 2023 (7:30 pm Toronto - 9:30 Australia)
Location: Online
Details: This is not your typical summit. You will hear some of the most influential minds in business and finance share their secrets to success with you over 3 days. Listen to some incredible speakers who will change everything you know about business!
Cathy presents Laughter is the best medicine on Monday March 15 7:30 pm est.

Wonderful World of Worms - Brantford Garden Club
Date: Apr. 18, 2023 (7:30 pm)
Location: Brantford Civic Centre
79 Market St S, Brantford, ON
Details: Learn all about worms and Vermicomposting - a viable solution for anywhere not being served by an organic collection program or access to outdoor composting. Discover how worms convert organic matter into nature's finest soil amendment known as castings. Feed the soil, not the plant. During the presentation, vermicomposting is explained from set-up to harvest.

For a full listing and directions to all events please visit our website.



Fab Fridays

A Peace Passion Prosperity Project

Welcome to the Peace, Passion, Prosperity Project, the goal is that through entrepreneurship, we can spread peace worldwide. Through co-operation as opposed to competition. Through solving today’s complex problems and coming up with ideas, products and services to make positive changes on the planet!

Posted every Friday to The Peace, Passion, Prosperity Project on facebook &

The Latest Fab Friday Videos:

Week 75

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 75: Night at the Creepy Creek from Cold Creeeeek Conservation Area. What spooky shenanigans are going on down at the Cold Creeek this halloween.

Week 76

Fabulous Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 76: A Grand Tour of Grand Valley. It's always sunny in Grand Valley. A great place to pretend to fish.

Week 77

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 77: A halloween party at the FAN club. Cathy takes us along on one of her weekly visits to the FAN club: Full Access Network. Laughter Yoga at an adult day programming serving young adults with Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in York Region.

Week 78

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 78: Taking a walk in the woods. Join us as we go for a walk at Scanlon Creek Conservaion Area. Visit with the Woodpecker as we ssslither through the woods.

Week 79

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 79: Snow, Skiing and Scanalonydoney. Join us as we explore the adventures and joy of winter activities.

Week 80

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 80: Take a Stress-Test . How you doin'. This week we look at Stess aids (and sleeping aids). Manage your Stress, manage your life. From Hopeless to Hopeful.

To see all 28 episodes (so far): follow this link.

Cathy's Crawly Composters

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