Arkansas in the Making is a series of interviews featuring local artisans, their workspaces and accoutrements. For this post, we spoke to Wilson Wood of Native Nectar Juice Co., a northwest Arkansas cold-pressed juice maker.
At Home in Arkansas: Define your personal style in six words. Wilson Wood: Relaxed. Easy. Natural. Light. Retro. Urban.
AHIA: What are your current obsessions? WW: Law of One, Ancient Knowledge, Aliens, Sacred Geometry
AHIA: What color could you not live without? WW: Green
AHIA: Tell us about why you make juice. WW: I make juice because I am 100% a believer in the power of healing yourself with the food you put in your body. After watching the Gerson Miracle four years ago, it has changed my whole outlook on life and how to treat and cure illness. I am making it my mission to change people’s perception on eating good, quality, organic foods in Arkansas.
AHIA: What is your goal for your brand? WW: To give people the power of health on a day-to-day basis.
AHIA: What is your go-to for a quick burst of inspiration? WW: Running, yoga, or meditation.
AHIA: Which of your tools is most important for your work? WW: Norwalk Juicers! They are the best juicers on the planet and they are made right here in Arkansas.
AHIA: What makes your workspace uniquely yours? WW: The organized chaos of it all.
AHIA: To an aspiring artisan, what would you say is the most important part of doing creative work? WW: Stillness, being passionate, and surrounding yourself with inspiring people.
AHIA: How does your lifestyle support your work? WW: I try my hardest to live and eat as organically and healthily as possible; I definitely have my vices, though.
AHIA: What do you want your customers to know about you and your work. WW: I put everything I have into this…not just monetary investment; day in and day out I put my heart and soul into putting the best product out to our customers.
AHIA: Within the field of your work, who is your greatest inspiration/influence/role model, etc? WW: Helen and Bill Hammond (my business partner) and David Wolfe of Sunfood Organics. I can always count on him for the best sourcing and trend inspiration.
Thank you, Wilson! Do you want to sample the goods for yourself? Now is your chance! Wilson is offering Native Nectar juice to one lucky giveaway winner. To enter: Go and “Like” the Native Nectar Juice Co. Facebook page, then make sure you’ve already “Liked” the At Home in Arkansas Facebook page, and then let us know you’ve done so by leaving a comment below about why you are excited to get your hands on some of this cold-pressed deliciousness. A winner will be selected at random on next Wednesday, August 20th at 4 pm. Best of luck! This giveaway is closed. Thanks to all who participated! The winner is Kaylin Gilkey! Kaylin you may contact us at email@example.com or call 501.666.5510 so that we can help you redeem your prize.
Native Nectar is also launching a kickstarter campaign on AUGUST 19th, so that they can expand their menu of all-organic, on-the-go meals geared toward raw, paleo, gluten-free, and vegan lifestyles. To support them, go to kickstarter.com and search for Native Nectar.