We love this idea!
Handmade in Minnesota, the sprout pencil is 100% non-toxic and lead-free. What’s even more awesome is that when you’re done with it, you can use it to grow a plant. Inside every pencil is a seed, and all you have to do is stick the end in some soil, water it, and wait! You can choose from 13 different varieties, including flowers, vegetables, fruits and herbs: cherry tomato, green pepper, radish, marigold, calendula, sunflower, forget-me-not, thyme, rosemary, sage, coriander, dill, mint and basil.
The Sproutworld website explains: ‘At Sprout we wanted to face the whole throw-away culture, starting with the most basic of our everyday utensils. What if instead of throwing your pencil stubs away you could plant them and have them grow into something delicious, beautiful, and fun? We asked ourselves this question, gave it a shot and Sprout was born. We’re really happy to present the world’s first pencil that grows!’
The designers have been nominated for the German GreenTec Award and the Earth Day Network 2015 partnership for the third year in a row. The pencils make original gifts and are easy to grow, even in small pots. You can order online by clicking here.
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