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

Healthy Happy Start Newsletter

"I have learned you are never too small to make a difference." ~ Greta Thunberg

In this issue ...


Guess what's around the corner Issue






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Cat in the Hat





Laugh Club

Join us for some laughs.





What is even smarter than a talking worm?

A spelling bee.







The Greta Effect






FAN-Full Access Network

Soles 4 Souls

Turning shoes and clothing into opportunity.


  • Unwanted Shoes
  • Non-perishable Food
  • Other Essential Food Pantry Items

FAN Helping to improve the community ...
And You Can To!

Items can be dropped off at:
Full Access Network Inc.
171 Main St. South, Newmarket
(905) 955-3402

Follow this link to FAN






Random Pictures

Cathy with all the other speakers at
The Annex Women.

Dec. 6. 2013 at The Munk School of Global Affairs

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The Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa.

Once complete, the Great Green Wall will be the largest living structure on the planet, 3 times the size of the Great Barrier Reef.

Find out more about the
Great Green Wall.






Did you Know?

World Earthworm Day was Oct 21.

How did you Celebrate?

21st October as World Earthworm Day to give the world an opportunity to celebrate these ecologically vital and under-appreciated animals. An October date was chosen in order to honour the father of earthworm ecology, Charles Darwin, as this is the month that his book 'The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Actions of worms' was published.






What is worse than biting into an apple and finding a worm?

Biting into an apple and finding a half of a worm.






Featured Video:

The Amazing World Of Earthworms In The UK


Emma Sherlock, the curator of free-living worms at the Natural History Museum London, introduces us to the recyclers of the planet, the earthworms, and explains why they're important.

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.






The Ultimate in Sustainable Christmas Trees.

There is a company in London England that replants your Christmas tree each year and returns the same tree next season

When it reaches 7’ it gets retired and is planted in a local forest.







Sprouting Beans

Are 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 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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The Forest was shrinking but the Trees kept voting for the Axe, for the Axe was clever and convinced the Trees that because his handle was made of wood he was one of them.
~ Turkish Proverb






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Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

What's your cellphone angle?

Head weighs about 5kg. The neck supports the weight of the head which, according to the angle of the inclination, increases. The more we look down, the more our heads weigh.

What's more, the support plethora of soft tissues, fascias, muscles, ligaments and tendons becomes tense and tired, which increases tension on joints and discs. If not now, then down the track, this will have an impact on the neck as it gets stiffer and the likelihood of creating problems elsewhere.

Source: health traditions.









"Laughter connects you with people. It's almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you're just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy."
~ John Cleese





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   We are Back in the Worm Business   

Attention patient customers. After many, many months of delay due to Covid and supply issues, we finally have restocked our worm supply and are now back to supplying Red Wiggler Worms. Please call, email or just holler over the fence to place your order. Make 2022 the year to get your Worm bin back in ship shape (Yes we do ship worms).

1-888-775-9495 ~

In this issue:

Anatomy of a Sprout

Just what makes them so good for us?

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

But what does it all mean. What are these Proteins, Enzymes & Amino acids and what do they do?

With food shortages a distinct possibility in near future it might be a good idea to make sure you have a good supply of protein.

What are these proteins, enzymes and amino acids you speak of. Find out here.

'Tis the season
It'll soon be freezin'

Check out this year's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Festivus gifts.



As always, fun for the whole family!



Q: Where can you connect with people to laugh at any time, any place?

A: The Online Laughter Calendar

All Online Laughter Clubs in one calendar automatically converted to your timezone.

Get your laughter on anytime, anyplace.
Follow this Link



Anatomy of a Sprout

What is in them that makes them sooo good?

Sprouts are so high in nutritional value that they are considered nature's Superfood. Packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes and phytochemicals, sprouts have been shown to help digestion, increase energy levels and provide a boost to the immune system.


Proteins are large molecules made up of hundreds to thousands of amino acids. They perform a vast array of functions within organisms. Proteins are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs. Regulatory proteins are called enzymes.

Their function is encoded in a cell's DNA. DNA provides the recipe (genetic sequence) for creating Proteins and mRNA (messenger RNA) transcribes thin information to create the required Proteins.

"Living things, after all are constructed by the execution of a series of genetic messages encoded in DNA. Genes, the functional units of that genetic program, generally encode proteins, which are the workhorses of the cell. As our exploration of the genomes of humans and other organisms expands, it becomes clear that those proteins can do just about everything required to produce an organism ..."
~ Kenneth Miller


Examples of protein & functions:




Antibodies bind to specific foreign particles, such as viruses and bacteria, to help protect the body.


Enzymes carry out almost all of the thousands of chemical reactions that take place in cells. They also assist with the formation of new molecules by reading the genetic information stored in DNA.


Messenger proteins, such as some types of hormones, transmit signals to coordinate biological processes between different cells, tissues, and organs.

Structural component

These proteins provide structure and support for cells. On a larger scale, they also allow the body to move.


These proteins bind and carry atoms and small molecules within cells and throughout the body.

Amino acids

Amino acids are organic compounds composed of nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

Your body needs 20 different amino acids to grow and function properly. Though all 20 of these are important for your health, only 9 amino acids are classified as essential

Unlike nonessential amino acids, essential amino acids can’t be made by your body and must be obtained through your diet.

Sprouts are one of the best sources of protein and amino acids.

When you eat protein, it’s broken down into amino acids, which are then used to help your body with various processes such as building muscle and regulating immune function.


Enzymes are proteins that help speed up metabolism, or the chemical reactions in our bodies. Sometime they build substances up and other times they break substances down. All living things have enzymes. Our bodies naturally produce enzymes. But enzymes can also be found in food, like Sprouts.

Enzymes are involved in growth, blood coagulation, healing, diseases, breathing, digestion, reproduction, and many other biological activities.


Minerals are important for your body to stay healthy. Your body uses minerals for many different jobs, including keeping your bones, muscles, heart, and brain working properly. Minerals are also important for making enzymes and hormones. There are two kinds of minerals: macrominerals and trace minerals. You need larger amounts of macrominerals. They include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride and sulfur. You only need small amounts of trace minerals. They include iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride and selenium.

Nutrient data
(Mung bean, sprouted raw)


per 100 g.


per 100 g.




30 kcal

Vitamin C

13.2 mg


3.04 g


0.084 mg

Total lipid (fat)

0.18 g


0.124 mg


5.94 g


0.749 mg


1.8 g

Vitamin B-6

0.088 mg

Sugars, total

4.13 g

Vitamin E

0.10 mg




13 mg

Fatty acids, total saturated

0.046 g


.091 mg

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated

0.022 g


21 mg

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated



54 mg


0 mg


149 mg


0 mg


6 mg




0.41 mg











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.

Christmas Marketplace
Date: Dec. 4 & 18, 2021 (10:00 - 5:00 pm)
Location: Panorama Lifestyle Store (Downstairs)
183 Queen St, Port Perry, ON
Details: Get those hard to get Christmas gifts. Different and unique vendors Every Week. Vaccine passports will not be required for vendors and customers.

Cabin Fever - the Kitchen & Garden Sale
Date: Apr. 10, 2022
Location: Port Hope Lions Recreation Centre
29 Thomas St, Port Hope, ON
Details: This one is all about kitchen and garden. If you can plant it, grow it, eat it, cook with it, decorate the garden or kitchen with it, feed the birds with it, bbq on it ... You get the idea.

Muskoka Earth Festival
Date: May 28, 2022 (10:00 - 5:00 pm)
Location: Bracebridge Fairgrounds
331 Fraserburg Rd, Bracebridge, ON
Details: The fairgrounds will hum with the joyful sounds of people of every age, stage and economic category discovering that they are not alone in their commitment to a healthy planet. The eco-imagination of local artists and craftspeople will be on display. Muskoka-based entrepreneurs with creative products and green technologies will populate a green marketplace designed to help people live more sustainable lifestyles.

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



Holiday Specials

Whether you've been naughty or nice, everyone needs some kindness this year.

This year put an L.C. under the tree.

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

Made in Canada

Living Composter - Christmas Special

(reg. $335.18)

  • Living Composter
    (green, black, grey, plum)
  • 1 lb. Red Wiggler Worms
  • Sure-Close Collection Container
  • Sprouter + 200g Sprouting beans
  • Latte Mocha combo (stay warm & cozy with your worms)


Living Composter - Children's Special

(reg. $292.48)

  • Living Composter
    (green, black, grey, plum)
  • 1/2 lb. Red Wiggler Worms
  • Sure-Close Collection Container
  • Pee Wee Book series (all 5 books)
  • 2 Hot Coco (because we all need to stay warm & cozy)


Sprouting Paradise

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

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 Paradise


(reg. $62.50)

  • The Super Simple Sprouter
  • Five (count them 5) 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. $185.97)


"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.


The Get Healthy Package

To order Get Healthy Package call: 1-888-775-9495
or email


The Perfect Organic Sprout Grower


Mung beans

The best of both worlds. Combine the nutrient rich vitamin blast of sprouts with the antioxidants healing power of Organic Reishi mushrooms (ganoderma lucidum).

Get Healthy Package


(reg. $75)

  • Organo Black or Cafe Latte Coffee
    (Coffee infused with reishi mushroom)
  • The Super Simple Sprouter
  • 200g mung beans


Experience the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in an instant with ORGANO™ Gourmet Black Coffee. Connoisseurs will appreciate the robust, smooth flavour, which is enhanced with rich Ganoderma lucidum. Awaken your senses and enrich your day with a classic cup of coffee that’s as flavourful as it is invigorating.


A delicious latte in an instant is at your fingertips with ORGANO™ Gourmet Café Latte. Our finest quality Arabica beans and Ganoderma are blended with cream and sugar for a light, creamy latte minus the wait in line! Flavourful, fast and delightfully uplifting.



Just the coffee:



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

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


























In the News


  • Fifty and Free
    Join me and my guest, Cathy Nesbitt, for a Brand new Podcast Episode where we discuss the mind and body benefits of Laughter Yoga. Cathy is a Health and Wellness Advocate as well as a facilitator for Laughter Yoga. She also is a long time friend and colleague of mine. Tune in a s Cathy shares with us all about this awesome act of self-care that is so much fun!!!
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  • Cathy Nesbitt on The Benefits of Sustainability, Vermicomposting and Sprouting - Part 1 & 2.
    In the second part of this week’s episode, Cathy Nesbitt introduces us to the world of Vermicomposting and sprouting. She shares the benefits of Vermicomposting to the sustainability of the world. She discusses the advantages of sprouting to our health and wellness.
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  • Turning garbage into black gold with Cathy Nesbitt
    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. In this fun podcast Cathy talks about Vermicomposting as a leading edge answer to our organic waste problem.
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  • Playful Humans - People Who Play for a Living
    Did you know that laughter increases your energy and strengthens your immune system? Cathy Nesbitt is a laughter ambassador and founder of Cathy's Chuckle Club, a laughter yoga group! Laughter Yoga is simple and profound. An exercise routine and complete well-being workout. Developed by a medical doctor from India Dr. Madan Kataria (1995).
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  • The Original Alchemists, Bean Sprouts and Belly Laughs with Cathy Nesbitt
    This week, I'm heading an hour north of Toronto to hang out with the infectious and delightful Cathy Nesbitt: visionary, bean queen, worm harvester and laughter yoga coach. This episode is medicine for the soul. Cathy was way ahead of her time. She talks with me about worms: how she got turned onto them and then how they became her business in 2002 when the Toronto landfill shut down.
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  • Own Your Wellness - Julie Meyer
    A show that changes the way you look at your overall well-being. You can eat tons of spinach and spend hours at the gym and still not be healthy. Our goal is to teach you simple tricks to increase your quality of life - while still having fun!
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  • Resolute Mindset and Laughter Have An Inherently Positive Correlation - Feeding Fatty
    Resolute Mindset and Laughter Have An Inherently Positive Correlation Featuring Cathy Nesbitt Laughter might be a miracle cure for a lot of things that ail us. The best parts are that it’s free and contagious. When we laugh a deep belly laugh it makes us breathe in very deep bringing more much-needed oxygen. A lot of breath to shallow anyway. You actually burn calories as well kicking your brain into high gear. Also leads to an endorphin boost.
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  • Turn Table Scraps Into Rich Soil with Worms - Composting Made Easy - Retreat & Learn
    Cathy Nesbitt is an expert on composting and especially composting with worms. Learn how you can compost right in your living room and create rich healthy soil!
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  • So What is Laughter Yoga? Worm Composting? Sprouters? We Learn About It ALL! - Not in a Huff with Jackson Huff
    In this episode we learn about a lot of things with earth lover and entrepreneur, Cathy Nesbitt. You will see that she has a lot of really interesting and unique passions. We talk about why laughter is so important to our health and a relatively new practice of laughter yoga. We also talk about worms and how they are more than just the creepy crawlers your big brother threw on you as a kid and see just how important they are in composting. We also learn about the nutrition of "sprouts" and growing them at home. What an interesting mix of topics, but it made for a really fun conversation with lots of...laughter :)
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  • Lunchtime LIVE! - Olivia Vo
    Empower youself. Show up confidently, express your brand, and make an impact! Each week I feature a Special Guest. Today's Guest is Cathy Nesbitt. Known as “The Crawly Laughing Bean Queen”. An amazing EcoPreneur and Host of Cathy’s Laughter Club!
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  • New Bridge Radio Show - Kevin Mackey - The New Bridge Radio Show
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  • Low Carb Ancestral Living: Optimize Your Health Naturally - Pim Jansson
    Welcome to LCAL, Low Carb Ancestral Living. This channel is for people who are interested in living their best life from an evolutionary perspective. We focus on diet, lifestyle, alternative medicine, and ways in which you can live and reap the benefits our ancestors did.
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  • Let's Talk with Cathy Nesbitt - She Blurbs Podcast
    Speaker * Worm Advocate * Ecopreneur * Laughter Yoga * Health & Wellness * Organo Gold
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  • Winter Season: Episode 1 - Secret 2 My Success
    A new season of Secret 2 My Success comes with a whole lot of new business to cover! We are back with Allen, George, Luis, and Dawn, as they find the next lineup of success to uncover! This episode is jam-packed with a lot of amazing guests! • First, we get down and dirty with Cathy Nesbitt as she tells us about how her crawly friends are making her money!
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  • The Butterfly Story of Worms and Garbage Management Hosting Cathy Nesbitt - The Butterfly Effect with Tali Orad
    The Butterfly Effect podcast digs into stories of expert and regular people that make a difference with the planting of tree.Just like the butterfly effect theory which suggests that a minor change such as a flap of a butterfly wing can create a phenomenal change, this podcast will share the stories of communities & individuals supporting Mother Nature and the environment as well as the stories of trees.
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  • Yard Reform - Indoor Worm Composting, Sprouting, and Laughing Cathy's Crawlers ‘Cathy Crawly Laughing Bean Queen’ is the founder of a vermicomposting business called Cathy's crawlers, a speaker and advocate for sustainable ways to live a simpler life. She does laughter yoga. She sells sprouting systems, she does it all in the green space. We talk about the benefits of some of these methods and how Worm Composting works!
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For all the wormy news please visit our website.



How often have you thought: "I feel like laughing but there's no on to laugh with. Where can I find some like-minded people to come laugh with me". If you are like most people (in this house) you probably have these exact thoughts multiple times each day. Fear no more The Online Laughter Calendar is here.

The International Laughter Yoga Calendar works with your Google Calendars. Between 20 - 30 different Online Laughter Clubs from all over the planet are available everyday. So whether you want to laugh with Heidi from Germany (Tues. 3:00 am) or Giselle from Uruguay (Wed. 4:20 pm) Laughter is now just a click away.

Screenshot of Calendar:

Just click on one of the Laughter Clubs for your desired time and you will be presented with all the necessary details; Laughter Host, Time & Date, Country, Language, Duration and Contact Links.

Screenshot of Club Info card:

Free and so easy to use you will be wondering why you aren't laughing already. Follow the link below to get started planning your daily laughter routine.

With Love, Light & Laughter ~ Marnix at Laughter Yoga International.

Click here to open the Laughter Calendar.

Follow this link for Instruction Video



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 23

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 23: Some easy techniques to get your body out of stress. Finger holds, Figure eights and Crown pulls. Let's get into parasympathetic mode.

Week 24

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 24: A Halloween recipe for Laughter. Bats, Vampires and Zombies. Oh my. Some Halloween silliness.

Week 25

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 25: Some Fall Fun, Picking Apples. Get those chores done with fun. Rake some leaves and clean up with laughter.

Week 26

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 26: Serenity Now - Peace During Stressful times. Join Cathy and learn some fun techniques to help you deal with stress.

Week 27

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 27: Laughter Yoga, What's up with that. Cathy talks about the basics of Laughter Yoga. Join us for a few foundational exercises.

Week 28

Fabulous Fun Fridays - Week 28: Some new moves from the International Laughter Yoga Conference. Drink your Laughter juice as you twiddle your fingers.

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

Cathy's Crawly Composters

Bradford, Ontario
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