ingarden was founded by a passionate duo whose goal is to make people’s lives healthier through accessible, high-impact nutrition. ingarden’s roots stem from the minds of our co-founders, Natalie and Lia, both of whom have a background in nutritional science, health, and wellness. They saw a need for nutrition to not only be accessible in our busy lives, but also sustainable, sophisticated, and on the forefront of our technological landscape. Their top priority was to create an environmentally-friendly, easy-to-use product that adds fresh, nutritious microgreens to our daily lives—without any pesticides, herbicides, or GMOs.
After two years of extensive research, nutritional analyses, test runs, and design development, the first ingarden device was created. Crafted to harness nature’s processes using only high-quality, sustainable materials, ingarden grows the freshest, most nutritious microgreens for you to enjoy at home. ingarden is built for the future of food.
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Natalie has a background in nutritional biochemistry and is currently pursuing a MS in food science. Growing up in New Zealand, she was inspired by her Māori upbringing to explore the value of growing your own food. Specifically, the Māori saying ‘he kai kei aku ringa’ which means ‘food from my hands’ struck a chord with Natalie. For Natalie, this notion underlined the current disconnect between people, food, and nutrition in contemporary society.
After studying food and nutrition extensively, she concluded that growing microgreens from home and tapping directly into their immense nutritional potency was the best way to seamlessly make people’s lives more nutritious and sustainable. With ingarden, Natalie has found a way to improve how we nourish ourselves through innovative, fresh, and accessible nutrition without sacrificing ease or convenience.… see more
Lia is on a mission to help people understand and tap into the power they have to impact their own health. Like Natalie, she also has a background in nutritional science. Ever since she learned that insufficient nutrition is the single largest contributor to chronic diseases (80% of which are preventable), Lia has been busy reshaping the nutrition industry through innovation and technology. She has a clear vision of an improved food system that better serves the planet and its people. Joining forces with Natalie and creating ingarden is the most recent step on Lia’s journey after founding multiple companies focused on preventative health and wellness.
Like Natalie, Lia was excited by the untapped nutritional potential of microgreens. Through research, education, and innovation, she aims to reconnect urban dwellers with their food, where it comes from, and its nutrition.… see more
PR & communications
A lover of plants, animals, and people, Alexandra has always been passionate about driving positive global change at the crossroads of sustainability and technology through creative strategies. Implementing a variety of initiatives focused on accessible nutrition, wellness, and new technologies, she is extremely impact-driven. Alexandra has a background in advertising, consulting, digital marketing and public relations. This, combined with her love of nutrition and the planet, made her a natural fit for ingarden’s female-led founding team.… see more
ingarden has joined forces with ShareTheMeal, part of the United Nations World Food Programme, to fight against hunger and towards accessible nutrition. For every ingarden sold, we will share a nutritious meal with a child in need. ingarden purchases not only directly make a change in your own nutritional practice, but also make a difference for others on a regional, national, and global level. Join us in the fight to end global hunger and to shape the future of food as we work towards a more nutritionally-accessible and sustainable world. Access our ShareTheMeal #BackToSchool fundraising challenge here.
Global food security and sustainability is at the core of ingarden. That’s why every ingarden is built to last, using high-quality, sustainable materials. ingarden’s hydroponic technology allows for soil-free growing from home 365 days a year—an important step towards our future food security.