10 Sep '12, 9am

Sprout is a Pencil that Grows a Plant When You're Done Writing

Sprout is a Pencil that Grows a Plant When You're Done Writing

One of the best things about being a young student was the fresh batch of pencils at the beginning of the school year. But by the end of a semester you could amass a collection of pencil stubs that weren’t particularly useful. What if instead of throwing away all those stub you could plant them, and watch them grow? Sprout is a pretty cool pencil with a capsule that holds a seed where an eraser would go. Instead of throwing away the stubs you plant the capsule and sprout your own, basil, tomatoes, eggplants, green peppers, rosemary, and several other vegetables and herbs. © Sprout © Sprout At the time of this writing the Kickstarter campaign for Sprout has eight days to go and is at almost half of the $25,000 goal of funding. The people behind Sprout came up with the idea while in graduate product design course at MIT where they were tasked with creating a product for the ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/sprout-pencil-grows...

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