Re: Awesome TedX video
What an awesome Ted X video. Your enthusiasm and excitement
is wonderful to see. The small changes we all make in our
lives will help bring us closer to the bigger changes the
world needs. I'm very excited to start my compost and look
forward to seeing the results come harvest time this summer.
Have a wonderful evening,
Re: Just friendly spring tails looking to help
I emailed you a couple of weeks ago concerning the friendly
visitors in my worm bins. It is good to know that they are
just friendly spring tails looking to help out in the decomposing
I also wanted to let you know about what I am currently initiating
with my worms. Last year I brought a large bin to my high
school to start vermicomposting there for a project in environmental
science, and it was/still is a great success with lots of
student and staff participation. And then I thought, why not
expand this to some schools in my region so that kids can
also enjoy this amazing vermicomposting opportunity in my
community. I would like to thank you for inspiring me to spread
this initiative beyond my own bin!
Thank you again Cathy,
Re: Euroworms have arrive and are very impressive
Watched your video. Impressive job on creating markets.
Euroworms have arrive and are very impressive. They had aleady
started to burrow through their paper wrapping and three fell
to the kitchen floor as I transfered them to a bowl and immeadiately
began swiftlt clawling for the dark ubnder the stove. One
fell on the stove too and man can they move!
Anyway just wanted to send our appreciation of a healthy aggressive
vigorous product. Hope you are having a great day!
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Re: She would nominate you to Agricultural Minister
Just saw your presentation at York Region last Saturday.
It was so awesome. My 14 yr old son was asking alot of questions
and truly enjoyed it.
I showed my mum your video and she said that she would nominate
you to Agricultural Minister of Canada! She loves what you
do. Just thought I'd pass that along.
Anyhow, the reason I am writing is to place an order for
10 Litres of worm compost so I can get it in my garden quickly.
I will be sharing this compost with my mum and her garden.
We are so excited to try it. We usually use sheep manure but
this has too many side-effects.
Thanks again for all your inspiring work and dedication to
Re: The positive impact you are having on our
Thought you would like to hear this story and the positive
impact you are having on our kids. My DD5 was outside today
for recess and being that it has been a wet and soggy week
there were many worms out of the ground on the cement. Many
kids crying out, "eewwww, gross!" stepping on them or throwing
them into the puddles in the court yard. Milena being Milena,
along with a friend name Elizabeth went to the rescue trying
to save the worms and trying to explain to all the other little
kids that, "it is not nice to hurt God's creatures" and they
weren't "eeewww". She went on to explain to the kids that
throwing them into puddles the worms would die and suffocate
as they breath through their skin. I was absolutely amazed
at this child explaining to me this whole story and her amount
of passion to the cause. I asked her where did she learn this?
She told me, "I learnt that from your friend Mommy, the worm
lady" A very proud moment to be able to call that child, my
daughter and you, my friend. Thank you for the work that you
do. The dedication and passion you show to one of God's littlest
creatures and to our children!!
Denise K. Livotti
Re: I'm Composting while it's -22°C Outside!
I'm the proud new owner of a vermicomposter from Cathy's
Crawly Composters and I just have to tell the world!
I've known Cathy for years and love her work, her energy
and her worms. But I didn't realize how they could work for
me because I have a traditional composter in my back yard.
But when I saw Cathy's
TEDtalk I realized I was missing an opportunity to be
making black gold for my garden all winter!
Sue Bowe McKee
Re: Update on my "Valentine's Day" present
Just a short note to tell you how much I love my worms. I
bought a pound from you 2 years ago as a Valentine’s
Day present to myself. Last Valentine’s Day I split
them out to make 2 bins. This year I’ll make 4.
Thanks for giving me a way to take care of our junk mail,
kitchen waste and indoor plant waste. It’s very satisfying
to see my babies so warm and happy and multiplying.
Love my worms – so do my plants! Hee hee
Happy 2014. Continued success.
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Re: I'm a newbie and I live in Turkey.
Hi Cathy :)
I'm not a customer. I live a little bit too far to be a customer
unfortunately. I'm a newbie and I live in Turkey. I've been
composting about a year now but I have my DIY worm compost
bin only for 4 months. I live in an apartment in the city
so, hot composting is a little difficult for me. 4 months
ago I've started vermicomposting thanks to a permaculturist
friend of mine. I wasn't so sure about worms at first. But
now, I love them :) I've started with about 20 worms and now
I have lots of them. Still not quite enough but they're getting
crowded and I'm happy when they're happy :)
I know you from your youtube
videos. I'm researching about vermicomposting non-stop
:) I've watched "Squirm" tonight. And I wanted to
thank you for all those videos, information, motivation, this
web site etc. You are so positive and inspiring! Thank you
for all your effort...
This planet needs more people like you ...
Love from Turkey :)
Re: Very best of all websites about composting
It looks like your website is going to be the very best of
all websites about composting. You're really putting everything
into it. And that is what makes all the difference.
You're both wonderful in what you are doing. And some day
the populous will realize how important your work really is
when they run out of good nutritional soil. And that will
happen as the world gets overcrowded.
Best to you,
Re: Worms are settling in well
The worms are settling in well. I only gave them a little
snack the first night that they started out in their new home,
so I gave them a larger meal today and plan to feed them again
on Tuesday morning. I harvested my first batch of mung bean
sprouts today and found them to be gloriously delicious and
refreshing. I started a new batch right away, because that
first batch will not last me long. The composting bucket works
great and holds up well even in the warm of my apartment due
to the fact that I don't have A/C and I am on the top floor.
Everything is good so far. Will let you know if I have any
problems. I may be after you very shortly for an additional
sprouter, I will let you know then.
Take care and God Bless,
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Re: City of Oshawa Program
I just wanted to thank you for doing such a great presentation
in Oshawa at the community centre last weekend. My mom and
I attended and we both thought it was great. Your kept us
laughing and laughing ... we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Keep up the great work, it is great to see someone so passionate
about what they do!
Re: City of Oshawa Program
To Whom it May Concern,
It was a beautiful Saturday to learn about vermicomposting
and sprouting. Cathy from Cathy's Crawlers was a great inspiration
to all who ventured to the South Oshawa Community Complex.
It's was an amazing workshop! It's wonderful to see someone
so passionate about her work and her efforts to reduce waste
and nourish were contagious - you couldn't help but be enthusiastic
about trying these methods of sustainability yourself. Great
course and thanks for offering it.
Re: Excited daughter
Thank you Cathy,
My Daughter is thrilled with her long awaited worm bin, had
everything set up as soon as we got home and has put the potential
1st harvest date on the calendar!
Re: In sync with mother nature
Just like I was drawn into horticulture; worms have brought
me more in sync with mother nature. I love these hobbies so
much that I have slowly become an expert in these fields.
It’s become a complete symbiotic relationship for me.
Re: Opening doors to real-life learning
First of all, on behalf of all the students, I wanted to
thank you for the DVD (Squirm - The Cathy's Crawly Composters
The DVD began circulating each class on Friday and we are
playing clips on the school TV screen that students watch
as they come in from the recess yard. It will be great for
our Grade 3s as they work through their science unit.
We are all waiting with baited breath to see if one of our
worm names makes it to the "best of the best" list - 2 of
the Grade 5 students are working on making vote slips for
every student - and I know the Grade 2s are waiting to see
the name votes so they can create a bar graph in mathematics.
You have truly opened the doors to real-life learning.
Thank you so much,
Peel School Board
NB: Regarding the Name the worm contest ...
My students are bugging me big time!! and just about every
minute of the Day - I told you it had caught on - here's your
proof! They are so excited to know the worm names so they
can vote - when will we get this? You have lit not just a
fire, but a ginormous bonfire - I am now getting daily questions!!
Follow this link to see the results of our Name
the Worm Back to School Contest.
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Re: The reason I purchased the worm chalet over
an outdoor compost ...
Thanks again for the great presentation - it sold me. I have
read about your product over the years and it seemed so easy,
but for some reason I just wasn't ready to try it. Today I
thought "What the hell?!" I'm excited for the experience.
Oh, and if you're interested, the reason I purchased the
worm chalet over an outdoor compost (we could fit a modest
outdoor compost system in our yard) is that the raccoons in
the city are relentless. They come to the table when we eat
outside in the summer...nip at your heels. They would tear
apart anything that smells like food. This unit is safely
stored in the basement.
It also seems as though the worms are great early indicators
of the balance of the compost, whereas with an outdoor composter
I would think that it would take a longer time to 'tell' you
it is out of balance.
Anyhoo, thank you :)
Re: Thank you, for a wonderful presentation
Thank you, for a wonderful presentation to each of our classrooms
on Tuesday. The children are thrilled that we have so many
"class pets". Your presentations were packed with great information
and we are all becoming a little better versed in Vermiculture
and the world of Vermicomposting.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Thanks again from Our
Lady of Lourdes School
Follow this link to
see the photos.
Re: Worms arrived today. They look good.
Just touching base to let you know that, amazingly enough,
the worms arrived today. They look good - active, moist, and
I immediately introduced them to their new environment. Hopefully
they'll continue to do as well for me as they have for you
- thank you for the information provided. :-)
I will refer back to your website or contact you if I have
any questions or concerns. Thank you for a positive business
transaction ... and best wishes for a warm and happy Christmas.
Take care, Holly
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Re: A very excited prize winner from Holland Marsh
I am very excited to be the winner. Please let me know how
and where to pick up my prize ...
My husband and I were very interesting in the worming concept
and that is why I signed up for the newsletter.
Your new Holland Landing wormer,
Re: What my red wrigglers can or cannot eat
I just wanted to thank you on your article about vermicomposting
and what my red wrigglers can or cannot eat.
I knew not to feed them grass clippings (weed killer used
on lawn) or meat/dairy products. I was unsure whether I could
feed them leaves from houseplants that have died or not. According
to your article I can, which really put my mind at ease. Thank
I find I really enjoy watching my food scraps and torn up
paper and cardboard being turned into something good vs. filling
a landfill and ruining the earth.
Re: Forces of Nature - Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
We were having an informal "post-mortem" of the week, and
we all agree that you were an awesome exhibitor - you are
so great at what you do!
Thanks so much for coming!
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Re: Awesome Business
I would like to first commend you for what looks like an
awesome business that is committed to environmental concerns
especially towards healthy soil which leads to sustainable
food production, plant growth, etc.. Socially and ecologically
responsible entrepreneurship is really important in today's
social context - so again, thank you.
Re: Squirm DVD
The kids loved the video!
"Hey, did Cathy get her hair cut?"
They were talking about you like you were all old friends.
Admiral Collingwood Elementary School
Re: Thank you very much Cathy!
I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful today was for the
kids but especially for me! You captured a true basic need
at our school. I am truly grateful! I emailed Roberta right
after the presentation and thanked her for sending your link
to us! The boys fed the worms right away ... coffee grinds,
apple core, lettuce (no dressing), and orange peels.
Rest assured that the worms have found a home and they will
be well taken care.
St. Michael's Choir
Re: 2009 ICCON Award
Congratulations my friend ...
That is wonderful news and you deserve it for all you do.
You are very unique and I feel you were specially "choosen"
for this work on our planet at this time.
I salute you, and I honor you.
to award page
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Re: Hi Cathy.
We are 2 girls from St. Paul Middle School and we did a project
on your worms and if they help decomposition. We just wanted
to thank you for the information and worms you provided. It
would not be possible to do this project without your worms
... the project is still going on and we will let you know
about the outcome.
Hannah and Rachael
Grade 8 St. Pauls
Re: Not one guest has even noticed that it's a worm bin,
there is no smell at all!
Hi there Cathy:
I called you in October about getting some red wigglers for
my daughters science fair project.The worms arrived in speed
record time and we immediately placed them in their new home.
I seriously had my doubts that they would "eat" all that shredded
newspaper, eggshells and other scraps that we placed in the
bin, but I'm happy to report that the worms settled in beautifully
and are doing a fabulous job eating up all of our kitchen
In an amazingly short period of time we began to see the
rich castings from our worms! All this, right on our kitchen
counter. Not one guest has even noticed that it's a worm bin,
there is no smell at all (other than earth).
As for my daughter's science fair project, she has decided
to see if these incredible worms can tackle a "biodegradable"
bag filled with fruit. She wonders whether or not these bags
are truly "Biodegradable". I'll have to let you know what
the results are.
Thanks Cathy for providing us with the worms and information
to get started. Adriana and I are both converts of vermiculture
and are trying to spread the word. Adri is part of the enviromental
club at school and is working on getting a worm bin going
at her school. Happy New Years, and keep wriggling!
Tanya and Adriana B.
Re: Hi Cathy:
Wow awesome and informative newsletter ... way more than
just a newsletter!
Have a great day!