Loudoun County, VA, where INMED’s global headquarters is located, is one of the wealthiest counties in the country. Yet, it also is home to islands of disadvantage characterized by poverty, language barriers, educational disparities, and lack of access to fresh, nutritious food—contributing to poor physical and mental health and wellness and creating barriers to achieving stability and self-sufficiency.
As the region recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, families living in disadvantaged communities continue to struggle with food insecurity, health disparities, and a lack of sustainable livelihoods.
In 2023, INMED USA is implementing the INMED Aquaponics® Social Enterprise to provide greater access to fresh, all-natural, and locally produced food and training in home gardening, residential aquaponics, and agro-entrepreneurship. Nutrition and healthy lifestyles programming will also be delivered via the INMED ASE to vulnerable children, teens, and adults.
To learn more about or to help support this project, contact Jennifer Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.