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21 May 2007 @ 11:25 pm
Sustainability is Sexy  
After reading an article in the Heifer International magazine (this quarter's(?) issue had a decidedly environmental and local spin, which is new) I discovered that luffa (or "loofa") is not from the sea...in fact it's a fruit.  I think I mixed it up with sea sponges.  It's also a highly affordable fruit you can grow in your own home.  It can be used as a food, bath sponge or dish sponge.  It's cheap, renewable and a hell of a lot better than a plastic sponge in terms of the environmental. 

I've decided to buy a pack on Ebay soon and start growing my own.  We'll see how this goes.  And even if I can figure out how to turn it into a sponge I can still eat it...

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Loofa Info

Wiki's Loofa
potato_hippo on May 23rd, 2007 07:32 am (UTC)
Hooray for edible bathroom supplies!