We deeply care about our clients. Wherever you are based, our team is here to guide you and make sure your experience with Natufia is as smooth as possible. We recently spoke with one of our clients – Jules Wilson – an interior designer living in San Diego, about her experience with our system and how it complemented her lifestyle.
- Tell us more about your career path
I like to design beautiful houses for people to live in & that’s what my interior design firm focuses on. My interior design firm, Jules Wilson Design Studio, is based in San Diego. Although I’ve been in the industry for 26 years, I’ve had my design studio for around 15 years now. We work on high-end residential projects and luxury multifamily projects around the US. We design houses in Hawaii, California, Texas, Tennessee, etc.
- How did you hear about Natufia and what made you decide to purchase our system?
I was a speaker at the WestEdge Design conference in Los Angeles. During the exhibit session, I saw the hydroponic system of Natufia. Luckily, at the time, I was remodeling the kitchen at my house. I’ve been trying to start my own hydroponic garden, but I failed three times. My busy schedule and constant travelling made it challenging for me to maintain a garden on the daily. Once I saw the system, I thought that it didn’t only perfectly fit my kitchen design, but it was suitable for my lifestyle. I love to cook, and love fresh ingredients. Natufia’s seeds are completely organic and have no chemicals. I had bug problems with my previous garden attempts and now I don’t have to worry about that. I found that Natufia is perfect for a fresh food advocate who doesn’t have the time to invest in garden maintenance.
- What’s the most important feature that made you decide to go with us?
Well, I found the design attractive for my kitchen. Of course, once you place a unit in your kitchen, it’s a commitment. Its practicality and easy usage made it easy for me to constantly harvest fresh herbs. Whenever I’m cooking, I can just open it and pick out the herbs or vegetables I want to use for my dish.
- How has your experience been with Natufia so far?
Since Natufia is a novel concept and technology for private kitchens, there was some assistance with the different parts of the system. I found that Natufia’s customer service is great and very responsive. Everyone in the team has been easy and accommodating to work with.
- What single word would you use to describe Natufia and why?
Convenient. Fresh crops are grown at all times without having to leave the kitchen. I don’t have to worry about the quantity of vegetables and herbs I need to purchase. In my house, Natufia’s innovative system became the talking piece. All my friends want to check it out and are interested in what I’m currently growing. Some even notice when the herb has grown since their last visit. Whenever I have an abundant amount of a plant, I like to give my guests a bouquet of basil or lavender as a take-home treat for their kitchen. Honestly, it has been fun having it around.
- How has Natufia changed the way you consume greens?
It definitely inspires me to use greens often and with more variety. I can have kale one day, spinach another day, and so on. I find it very easy now to incorporate more greens and variety in my diet and cooking on a daily basis.
- Would you recommend Natufia to someone else?
I would definitely recommend Natufia for anyone who aspires to be able to cook from their garden but don’t have the time, setting, or skill set. It’s so fun to watch the seeds grow and observe their transformation. I’ve been learning a lot about gardening without feeling discouraged by constantly failing at keeping my plants alive.
- If someone asked you, “why would I grow my greens with Natufia?”, what would you tell them?
Of course, it’s the perfect solution for those who want to eat convenient, healthy and delicious meals. You also get to feel close to the crops you’re growing.
If you’re interested in knowing more about the units, please visit our product page. You can also check out more of Jules Wilson’s designs in their social media channels below.