What if instead of throwing your pencil stubs away you could plant them and have them grow into something delicious, beautiful, and fun? What if pencils could grow?
Sprout is a pencil with a seed inside. When it's too short to use, it can be planted at home, at the office, or in the classroom. (If you're really excited to plant Sprout, you can do so before it's too short.) Sprout is Made in the USA.
We really like writing with wooden pencils. They have a tactile feel that even the best mechanical pencils can't match. Getting up to sharpen them forces us to take a break and look around, a great way to reconnect during a long problem set. We designed Sprout around a high quality Ticonderoga cedar pencil body. It's a great writing experience. And it smells really nice too.
Sprout doesn't have an eraser because we don't believe in making mistakes. We've never been happy with the stock erasers on pencils, they tend to be too small and low quality. We want every part of using Sprout to be fun, so instead of sacrificing overall quality (and adding cost and complexity) by grafting on an eraser, we scrapped it entirely. Putting an eraser in it would have been a mistake. There's a lot of good "external" erasers out there, we're happy to make some recommendations. And who knows, we may be putting seeds in them too soon enough.
The seed capsule is water activated, the first few times you water Sprout dissolves the protective capsule and starts the seed's germination. The pencil shaft can be kept in the soil as a helpful labeled planting marker or it can be removed. We've planted dozens of Sprouts and have found that they usually sprout in around a week.
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