The Regional Municipality Of York


York Region students set to worm their way through Earth Week

Newmarket – Grades 4 and 5 students from Deer Park Public School in the Town of Georgina will celebrate Earth Week by getting their hands dirty learning how food scraps and paper can be turned into nature's finest soil. They will also learn the ever-increasing role worms are going to play in waste management, soil production and food security.


Cathy Nesbitt from Cathy’s Crawly Composters
Students from Deer Park Public School
York Region staff


Friday, April 26, 2019


Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre

16389 Highway 48, Town of Whitchurch- Stouffville


9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Fun hands-on workshop with Cathy Nesbitt
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Interactive educational sessions teaching the importance of forests, recycling, water conservation and a guided nature’s walk along the York Region trail

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. Cathy's Crawly Composters endeavours to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

During the presentation, worm composting is described from set up to harvest where worm eggs, castings and worm bins in various stages are displayed. Students may even hold a worm or two.

Throughout April 22 to 26, York Region is sharing the importance of Earth Day and Earth Week, encouraging residents to participate in easy everyday actions which can make big impacts to the environment and your health.  For information on simple tips and York Region programs and services which can support your actions, please visit 

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with over 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at 

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