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Healthy Happy Start Newsletter

"But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself."
Rachel Carson

In this issue ...


Spring is in the Air Edition






Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner meets up with Cathy at the Guelph Organic Conference.





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Laugh Club

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?

Global Worming.






Random Pictures

A Squirm of Worms

Visit our Photo and Video Galleries and don't forget the
Micro gallery





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 Yoga movement.





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!"






Featured Videos
of the month:

The Tony Hornick Interview

Cathy Interviews 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








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








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.






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Photos by Rick





In this issue:

Unleash the power of the Reishi mushroom.

Organo Premium Organic Coffee

Gourmet coffees and teas infused with spores from the Ganoderma mushroom.

We discovered a new hot beverage packed with health benefits.

Mung beans provide anti-inflammatory benefits

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.

Researchers have discovered that Chinese mung bean benefits are great in preventing sepsis.

Earth Day
April 22, 2019

Earth Day is a day we set aside to celebrate and pay hommage to the planet that supports us.

49th annual Earth Day is April 22. Let's celebrate the Earth.




New Product Announcement

If you drink coffee why not drink healthy coffee?

Organo Premium Organic Coffee

Unleash the power of the Reishi Mushroom

The Reishi or Lingzhi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) has a long history of use for promoting health and longevity in Japan, China and other Asian countries. In Chinese, the name 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 and prevent the production of bad bacteria.

"Recent reports provide scientific support to some of the
ancient claims of the health benefits of lingzhi."
(Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition.)



What 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 level.


Find out more about Ganoderma mushrooms and
how they can help you starting today!























Upcoming Events

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.

Date: Apr. 20, 2019 (10:00 - 4:00 pm)
Event: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre Earth Day Celebration
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.

Date: 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 this link.

Date: Apr. 27, 2019 (10:00 - 2:00 pm)
Event:2019 Kids’ World of Energy Festival Community Day
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?

Date: 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".

Date: 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.

Date: 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 and sprouters.

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



Mung Beans Prevent Hospital Deaths

(Originally reported in the The Underground Health Reporter)

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 it.

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 your body.

• 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 skin.
• 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 sweets.
• 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:





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In the News

  • Sprouting is super healthy, says Bradford eco-advocate
    '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 bean sprouts.
    Read article ...


  • 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.
    Read article ...


  • Podcasts

  • 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!
    Listen or Download Podcast ...




For all the wormy news please visit our website.




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 supports us.
People from over 170 different countries come together on this day to stage workshops and peaceful demonstrations to address environmental issues across the planet.

In honour of Earth Day,
We present:

The Earth

The Earth is the third rock from the Sun and the fifth-largest of the 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
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 of space.

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 - Eclipse


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