INMED Launches Aquaponics Program in Loudoun for Children and Youth in Need

STERLING, VA (September 23, 2019): INMED Partnerships for Children is pleased to announce that Loudoun County, VA, will be one of the first US locations for its international, award-winning INMED Aquaponics program. INMED has partnered with the Paxton Trust to construct an educational aquaponics system with a greenhouse and learning center on the Paxton Campus in Leesburg.

The initiative will serve children and youth in need—including those living in low-income environments, those with disabilities and conditions such as autism, and those experiencing mental health challenges—through vocational training in the burgeoning field of adaptive agriculture. INMED Aquaponics is a holistic program that involves hands-on technical training as well as business and financial planning for those interested in launching agro-enterprises.… Read the rest...

INMED’s 1st Family Fun Fest Draws Hundreds

STERLING, VA (September 16, 2019): A picture-perfect day and unlimited access to all the amenities of Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park were a winning combination for celebrating INMED Partnerships for Children’s 25th anniversary in Loudoun County. The nonprofit’s first Family Fun Fest, held last Sunday, drew hundreds of families from around the DC Metro region.

“Our team was just blown away by the outpouring of businesses and organizations that approached us unsolicited to make our event a great experience for local families,” said Jennifer Lassiter Smith, Director of US programs for INMED. “From the generosity of Dulles Golf to all the vendors who entertained our guests to the amazing food by Ford’s Fish Shack, vegan alternatives from Plat Baz, and Ono Wai Shave Ice on such a hot day, it was just humbling and overwhelming.”

Other special features of the event were performances by teen musicians from Bach to Rock, a donated bouncy castle from Virginia Fun Services and mesmerizing juggling by Jester Jerry Higginson.… Read the rest...