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FytoStick, The Smart Hiking Stick That Plants Seeds Automatically


In an interesting attempt to save bees and to plant trees, PalmPrint Innovations LLC in Baltimore has started an Indiegogo campaign for their FytoStick – a smart hiking stick that plants a seed each and every time it touches the ground.

The FytoStick even comes with an app that allows the user to see how many plants have been seeded and how far you have explored. Thus you will have the possibility to both explore new areas and reduce your carbon footprint.

As interesting as it sounds, the usage of FytoStick comes with a lot of questions, like: how will the stick know what kind of seeds will be spread, or if the seeds won’t be planted on existing trails to ruin them, etc.

These questions have all been answered on FytoStick’s Indiegogo page, where founders Jake and Tyler have already gathered about $21,000.

The campaign has ended, but the project has the “InDemand” status, hence FytoSticks can still be ordered.

This would be a perfect DIY project for a green-hearted maker, if PalmPrint Innovations decide to make the plans public after they fulfill the orders from the Indiegogo campaign.

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  1. Great idea to use for those of us who like to get out and hike. Only draw back after reading as much as I could find is the cost of the product. A bit too costly for me at this time but will watch for future mass manufacturing to get costs down. I do love the concept.

  2. care needs to be taken to plant only species native to the area or some could become runaway invasive species problems.


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