At this year’s Consumer Electronic’s Show (CES 2017), Serious Wonder‘s Gray Scott was able to speak with Natufia – a company wanting to do with pinkhouses what Keurig did with coffee!
Photo Credit: Natufia
“We are a team of eco-enthusiast who believe in making natural and organic food available to everyone. We develop green technology, abide by strict quality standards and have an uncompromising commitment to sustainable agriculture.”
The way Natufia works is that you’d first order online a set of seeds cups for a specific crop of choice. From there, you’d store the cup inside of the nursery tray and then later transfer it to the vertical garden. By using the pink LED lights, your garden should be ready for harvest within a one-month timespan. You’ll be able to keep 24/7 tabs on the pinkhouse by using a smartphone or tablet connected via WiFi.
Although the retail price for the Natufia pinkhouse is currently at $13,500, expect this price to drastically change as the technology needed to manufacture and maintain it continues to advance and drop down in price as well. In a decade’s time, there’ll be vertical gardens of different variations throughout most peoples’ homes. No longer will gardening become a privileged past time for those who own land or those who can afford high-tech. equipment; rather we’ll soon witness the proliferation of tech-enabled gardening of the 21st century that’ll cascade all across society.