Liam Patterson

SpudCoat: A Rain Poncho That Can Be Planted to Yield Tomatoes or Cucumbers

by , 10/26/11

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Rain ponchos can hardly be considered a fashion staple. After being worn once, or maybe twice, they often wind up in the trash. Taking a stand for sustainability, a Japanese microbiologist developed the ingenious SpudCoat, a rain coat that can be planted to grow either tomatoes or cucumbers. The raincoat is made entirely of bioplastic derived from potato starch and other natural resources, so it is a 100% biodegradable and compostable product. Each rain coat has a small clay ball with seeds integrated into its fabric, which sprouts into a delicious veggie garden once the coat breaks down.

+ SpudCoat

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