A bountiful harvest of garlic.
Join us for some laughs.
What happened to the glow
worm who was squashed?
He was de-lighted!
AKA Black Gold
AKA Worm Manure
AKA Worm Poo
Veggies are heavy feeders. They suck a lot of nutrients out
of the soil. Ultimately this is for our own benefit, since
we enjoy the nutrient rich bounty our garden can produce.
Add some Worm Castings to your garden for a nutrient boost
just before the harvest.
Worm Castings here
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.
Why did the worm cross the
To get to the other slide.
Hands Across the Planet Meditation Event
On Saturday August 8th at 11 am (EST) I invite
you to join many of us around the world in the Hands
Across the Planet meditation event. This is a little
passion project I have been working on since June and on the
8th of August, I ask that you stop and for 5-11 minutes
take time to meditate on peace, love, unity
and harmony, to put differences aside and stand or
sit safely and focus your intention that day! Please
take part and please share this with others. There
is nothing else to do, buy or sign up for. Just take that
time on the 8th at 11 am. Thank you so much and wishing you
health and grace.
PS. Here is more information about this event:
of the month:
The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding
Earthing: By planting your
bare feet on the ground your body will start to heal itself.
Grounding means connecting
to the Earth to support the specific functions of the organs
of your body.
The Earthing Movie
The structural craziness of Crassula marnieriana
makes it a standout plant for any grower’s collection. The
succulent is known by many names, among them: Worm plant Chinese
jade Jade necklace vine
Find out more about the Worm Plant
Is coffee important to you? Discover
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Try our healthy, Ganoderma infused coffee or tea exclusively
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Beginning of Soil
In this VIDEO short Cathy talks about how
soil evolved at Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Reserve.
Part of the
"Shorts" series of videos. Say something in
1 minute or less.
Cadillac of Worms
If you recognize this guy
you are already singing.
Lunch N Learn Zoom Fridays
Hello Fellow Entrepreneurs,
I wanted to let you know that I have been involved
in Lunch N Learn Zoom Fridays with Nancy Gaskins since mid
I have made so many wonderful connections. We
are building an amazing network to practice our pitches, grow
our businesses/networks and create collaborations,
One of my goals is to be a guest on other people's
podcasts to help get my message out, I have 5 podcast interviews
scheduled! Ha ha and we're just getting started.
Business owners are welcome to attend no cost
twice to see if they like it. Membership information is below.
There are many benefits including an intuitive directory (in
join me Friday on Zoom.
During these past few Covid-months our bodies, minds and
emotions have taken a battering. So many connections have
suddenly disappeared. Social distancing has taken away families,
friends and acquaintances. The world has changed. New connections
are now taking place over the phone, over Zoom or over the
to face has been pushed back a couple of yards.
The pandemic has forced some deep and dramatic societal changes.
The question is, are these changes here to stay or will we
gradually seep back to the old ways? No one knows. One thing
we do know, at some point Covid 19 will be gone. How much
will society change? How much will you?
We all look forward to that day, for now we need to take
care of ourselves. Now more than ever we need to Stay
Nourished, Stay Grounded and above all remember to
Be healthy, stay happy.
Cathy & Rick
In this issue:
Happy, Healthy and Grounded
"We seem to be missing that hidden spark
that direct contact gives us.
Society's soul has been shaken and our personal soul is feeling
Being stuck indoors
for months on end is no laughing matter ... or is it!
Every Tuesday at 10:30 am. Start your
day with a laugh and the joy stays with you all day.
Do you find yourself with a little
extra time lately? How about a new hobby that the whole family
"Can we eat sprouts now?"
Making Nutrition a Life-long
Just what are EMF's
and Should we be afraid?
5G, Starlink, High-Power WiFi Networks. How safe
are we from the effects of electromagnetic fields?
Follow here to find out more.
A Quick Word on the Red Wiggler Worm Shortage.
Under normal circumstances March and April are
easily our busiest months for Worm sales. This year with the
Covid-19 gearing up most everyone was stuck inside for the
forseeable future. With so much idle time on their hands people
soon started to cast about for something to keep themselves
and their children occupied. What a great opportunity to start
something you have always considered but never had the time
actually do. What a great time to take up Vermicomposting.
At first it was incredible, never before had
we seen this much interest in worms. The people of Ontario
were really getting into worm composting and this was shaping
up to be our best season ever. Soon however, we ran out of
Red Wigglers. No problem, we know many of the big worm growers
down south. In the past when our supply runs low we just call
one of the big growers and get a new supply sent up north.
Unfortunately, we did not realize that this huge interest
in Vermicomposting was not confined to southern Ontario. Everybody
wanted worms. This tsunami of demand for Red Wigglers soon
dried up the supply everywhere. A North American wide shortage
of Red Wiggler worms is another unforeseen consequence of
Covid-economics. We are still looking at September 2020 before
any beds are up to levels where anyone can ship.
Please note: We are fully stocked on all other
products including Living
Composters and Sprout
Weekly Zoom Laughter
All are welcome - Online
A day without laughter is like a day
without sunshine. Except with laughter you
it, so there should be no days without sunshine.
Laughter Yoga is simple and profound. An exercise routine
and complete well-being workout. Laughter yoga is not
about fancy pants or poses. It is laughter for no reason
to encourage a sense of child-like play and feeling
of joy. The yoga part is all about the deep breathing.
The laughing stretches various muscles in your chest,
abdomen, neck & shoulders. 10-15 minutes of sustained
belly laughter can be equivalent to 30 minutes of rowing!
Cathy Nesbitt is inviting you to
a scheduled weekly Zoom meeting.
Topic: My Laughter Meeting
Every Tuesday 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.
When: Every Tue. (10:30
Where: Online event
- Use link above or Join
Back in "Olden" times, when we met with
many of you at various show and markets, something we never
got tired of hearing were stories from parents about their
kids. A surprising number of times we heard: "We need a new
sprouter. Our son/daughter fell in love with it and took it
with them when they returned to school". It truly heartens
us to realize that younger generations are adopting a healthier
attitudes toward nutrition.
From this ...
Full Disclosure: Part
of our evil plan is to get people hooked on healthier
habits at a young age. This way they will get addicted
to good nutrition for life (insert maniacal laugh here).
Sometimes a child would come up to us at a show and devour
a sample handful of sprouts and asks for more. Often a parent
would remark "I don't know what's got into them, they
never eat veggies at home". Picky eaters have a tenancy
to really like fresh sprouts. Maybe it is the nutritional
density, maybe it is the fresh texture, we don't really know.
All we do know is If they like sprouts picky eaters should
be encouraged to eat as much as they want.
The first part of sprouting as a hobby
is the growing.
This is one of the fun parts.
Necessary items: 1: Something to sprout. 2: Something to
sprout in. 3: Water (you will also need air but I'm sure you
are already up to your eyeballs with the stuff).
to sprout Your success with sprouting starts with
the quality of the beans and seeds you sprout. We tried sprouting
regular mung beans from the local bulk store. Less than half
actually sprouted and the one's that did sprout were small
and listless. When proper (preferably organic) sprouting beans
& seeds are used it is rare that any of the beans do not
germinate. The most common (and easiest) bean to sprout is
the mung bean. Mung beans usually take between 1-3 days to
sprout. The taste, texture and overall nutrition value make
this the ideal bean to start your adventure.
For a full list of what beans or seeds can be sprouted please
Something to sprout in We recommend formal
ware whenever possible. Chic Casual works and Pajamas are
perfect. Now that that's decided let's look at sprouters.
can sprout in almost any container. You can even use a paper
towel if you are feeling adventurous. The essential steps
of sprouting is to keep your beans damp and to change the
water regularly. Whichever system you use, we recommend rinsing
and changing the water 2 times per day.
Traditionally sprouting was done in a mason jars. Fill your
jar about 1/4 full of beans. Fill with water so beans are
covered. Rinse and replace water each morning and
night. To get water out of the jar use a cheese cloth or some
filter and tip pouring all the water out. Note: Be very careful
to get all the water out. Bad bacteria can build up in the
waste water so be sure too rinse regularly. There are other
systems that stack up to 3 trays of sprouts. Many of these
systems automatically recycle the water over the sprouts to
Sprouter we recommend (and
also sell conveniently enough) is the Super Simple Sprouter
designed by Tony Hornick. This sprouter combines ease of use
with success. Simply place beans on stainless steel mesh,
place in plastic greenhouse and add water. To rinse; pick
up mesh, dump water, rinse beans, replace mesh, add fresh
The great thing about getting the children or grandchildren
involved is that you turn them into instant farmers. They
start to take ownership of their garden. They become responsible
for growing their own food and it's empowering.
The second part of sprouting as a
hobby is the eating.
This is the other fun part.
As much fun to make as it is to eat (where have I heard that
one before?). Which is your favourite? Are you a Mung Maniac
or perhaps a Lentil Lover? A little
Alfalfa atop your tuna salad or maybe a few radish sprouts
for a salad that bites back. Sprouts not only add a nutritional
boost but can make also make lethargic meals come alive.
first introduced to sprouting, Tony Hornick told us "For
optimum health start your day with a handful of mung bean
sprouts". Each sprout is a little nutrition pill that
your body will love and the enzymes will aid digestion all
day long. Have you ever enjoyed a meal so much that you over
indulged just a little more than was prudent? Next time instead
of reaching for an enzyme
pill or antacid, grab a handful of sprouts. You will probably
find they work faster and taste MUCH better.
The best way to eat sprouts is raw. This way you preserve
all the digestive enzymes and vitamins. If you do use sprouts
in a cooked meal, add them in at the end just before serving.
The more you heat sprouts the more enzymes you lose.
Who says you can't sprout
Just because you don't have a kitchen doesn't
mean you can't sprout.
Date: (Weekly event) Aug
4, 11, 18, 25, 2020
Weekly Zoom Laughter with Cathy - All Welcome
Location: Online event
Details: Do you need a good laugh?
Or are you Laughter Curious?
Cathy Nesbitt is inviting you to a scheduled weekly
Topic: My Laughter Meeting
Every Tuesday 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 770 3056 4278
Aug 10-14, 2020
Next for Success
Location: Online event - Register
Details: So you gotta business you
love...you’ve ignited your passion and you wanna share
it with the world ... question is; Are you monetizing?
Maximizing? And creating the impact you deserve and
desire? If the answer is no, you are in the right place
and you need to join us for The Passionpreneur Summit!
5 Days | 30 Presentations | 30 Expert Speakers | All
*Note: Cathy will be presenting My
Journey From Worms to Laughter on Tuesday August
11 at 3:00 pm.
a full listing and directions to all events please visit
Overheard on Social Media:
opened a can of worms.
They just sit there.
Hardly the chaos that's been
‘A can of worms’
I can in terms of choice, voice these many facts
About worms – their many acts
They help to aerate the land
Break down matter – give a ‘hand’
Food, they have chewed and shat compost
Yes – such scat better than most
They can abide beneath one’s kitchen sink
Between garden and scraps – that missing link
Opening up a can of worms
Though better a box – think life – long term
& worm enthusiast
- Cathy Nesbitt on the PirateBroadcast with
Welcome to the #piratebroadcast, where we interview
#interestingpeople doing #interestingthings where
you can expand your connections, your community. #Kindnessiscool
and #smilesarefree. Let's get this party started.
How are you today? Thank you so much for being here.
to podcasts ...
- Organic Worms and Getting to Yes - Keepin’
It Real with Cathy Nesbitt
As part of the "live" virtual coffee series,
Trish Tonaj will introduce you to the person behind
the logo - discussing light bulb moments and 3 words
of advice with entrepreneurs.
to podcasts ...
- Kornelia Stephanie: Transformation Talk
Radio - Stories that Inspire Hope
Struggles, Failures, and Wins. Now more than ever
before, we need stories that inspire hope. The stories
you tell to your children and grandchildren, your
neighbors, and your customers are stories of how your
life experience mattered. Telling stories brings people
to podcasts ...
The Blog-O-Sphere ...
- There’s Money in ... Compost! One
of the great myths of 'going green’ is that there’s
no money in it. We can’t possibly change our ways
because it would wreck the economy, right? Tell that
to Cathy Nesbitt. For more than 18 years now, she
and her husband Rick have made a comfortable full-time
living with ... worms.
to Blogs ...
all the wormy news please visit
5G, Starlink, High-Power WiFi Networks.
How safe are we from the effects of EMF Radiation?
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of
energy, or radiation, that are associated with the use of
electrical power. Sources include: Cell phones, Computers,
Wifi networks, Television, Microwaves, Electrical wiring and
even plumbing (metal water pipes are a great conductors of
nearby EMF sources such as power lines).
Just what are EMF's and Should we
Our new normal is a world that is being constantly bombarded
with EMF radiation. Prolonged exposure to this mid to low
frequency radiation can disrupt the natural function
of cells and may cause damage to the immune system. Reported
symptoms of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) include
headaches, anxiety, suicide and depression, nausea, fatigue
and loss of libido.
“Now, in the age of cellular telephones,
wireless routers, and the Internet of things, all of which
use EMF, concerns persist about possible connections between
EMF and adverse health effects. These exposures are actively
being studied. The National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences (NIEHS) recommends continued education on practical
ways of reducing exposures to EMFs. “
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/emf/index.cfm
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS)
EHS is a recent phenomenon which manifests with signs and
symptoms in some sensitive individuals with EMF exposure from
varied electronic sources. According to WHO ,
about 1–3% of the world’s population are affected
by EHS syndrome.
1 - WHO (World
Health Organization), “Electromagnetic hypersensitivity,”
in Proceedings of the International Workshop on EMF Hypersensitivity,
Prague, Czech Republic, 2004.
How can we protect ourselves?
The best way to protect yourself from the effects of EMF
radiation is to avoid them altogether. Put your phone down
and go for a walk (actually, that is a good remedy for most
of our ills). Never carry a cell phone in your breast pocket
or front pant pocket for men. Unplug or turn off your wifi
when you go to bed.
Unfortunately in our modern 24-hour lifestyle sometimes getting
away from our electronics may not be practical or even possible.
One answer you may want to consider an EMF blocker or shield.
EMF blockers work by changing the EMF to neutral frequency
levels that are not harmful. By harmonizing the radiation
the blockers reduce your exposure to EMF emitted from your
The efficacy of EMF protection pendants or shields, like
most products, depends on the materials used. Some are inevitably
more effective than others, and it’s worth researching
what materials the pendant is made from before making a purchase.
What are Eradicator EMF protection shields and what
makes them different.
Eradicator technology uses a specific zinc and copper formula
embedded with Basic Frequencies. Radiation is measured
in wavelengths. The wavelength is directly proportional to
the frequency. A “Basic Frequency” is a specific
frequency you add to another frequency to manipulate it, in
order to alter the wavelength of the radiation. Different
sources of radiation require a different Basic Frequency.
The majority of similar products available on the market
today for EMF Protection use “Quartz Crystal technology.”
They may not tell you but if you open some of these shields,
you will find Quartz. Quartz Crystal technology is the old
way of dealing with EMF. It has properties to harmonize EMF
but has a dangerous side to it. Quartz absorbs radiation but
if it is not cleaned properly and regularly it can amplify
the radiation you are exposed to. Additionally, Quartz Crystal
technology cannot clear the radiation already stored in your
out more about EMF radiation or to order
Eradicator Products Please
follow this link.