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A Beverly Hills Health Guru Is Handing Out Compost Worms For Halloween

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There is a woman who lives in Beverly Hills whose real name is Rainbeau Mars, and she will be giving out composting kits complete with live worms in lieu of candy this Halloween.

This is not a Portlandia sketch. Mars, 38, is a health and fitness 'guru' who makes yoga videos and tells people how to be greener and healthier. Last year, she simply handed out candy in tiny coffins to illustrate to young children that eating processed sugar leads to death, LA Weekly reports. This year, she's handing out about 300 small, potted plants, each containing a few worms. She hopes that this will teach the kids about composting and encourage them to do so and save the planet.

"The one hope that we have is that if 11 percent of the population did regenerative agriculture, we could sequester enough carbon to change the carbon that's in the air to change global warming," Mars told LA Weekly. Meanwhile, Mars' daughter has apparently said she would have preferred candy on the 31st.

Mars she was born to her herbalist mother in a teepee beneath the warm glow of a double rainbow. Mars also wrote a book called The 21 Day Superstar Cleanse, and required guests to her wedding participate in this same cleanse leading up to the big day.

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Composting lessons may not be what the average kid wants on Halloween, but hey, it's better than last year's meth-candy debacle.

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