THE PENCIL THAT WANTS TO BE A PLANT

The Sprout Pencil is the first plantable sustainable pencil in the world. The pencil has been given its dual function by replacing the eraser with a special seed capsule. Delicious fresh herbs, crispy vegetables, or edible flowers, grow out of the pencil. You can customize pencils with an engraved logo or message to promote awareness for a company or organisation.

The Sprout Pencil is made of natural materials. The body is sustainable PEFC or FSC-certified cedar wood, which means that a new tree is planted each time a tree is harvested. The core is a mixture of clay and graphite. The seed capsule contains high quality, non-gmo seeds. It is water soluble, making the pencil easy to plant after use.

THE FIRST PLANTABLE PENCIL

Three students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, came up with this idea for the task: “Design the sustainable office article of tomorrow” The students set out to create the first plantable pencil in the world. The Sprout pencil was designed to be made out of sustainable wood with a dissolvable end capsule containing seeds.

HOW TO PLANT

Plant the Sprout pencil when it is too short to write with. Press the end of the pencil stub into some soil, water it and place into some sun each day.

We have chosen the seeds for our pencils with great care, and they germinate quickly, i.e. within 1-3 weeks depending on seed variety. Most plants can be grown both indoors and outdoors.

 

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