Sprout: a pencil with a seed
Pledged: $37,715 of $25,000 goal
Industry: Product design
Funded: Sept. 19, 2012
Developed in a graduate product design course at MIT, Sprout is a cedar-body pencil that can be planted when it is too short to write with and then grows into a variety of flowers, herbs, or vegetables when it gets wet.
Backers from Kickstarter were sent their pencils in October and though normal packs are not yet available, wholesale and customized packs of the products can be ordered on the company’s website.