Gardenuity Celebrating, a wellness gardening company founded by two women, is looking for stories of women over 50 who are making a difference and rewarding them with “Lemon to Lemonade” gardens.

Don Lemon

Don Lemon, co-host of CNN’s “This Morning,” caused a stir recently by claiming that presidential candidate Nikki Haley, 51, is “past her prime.” However, Donna Letier, the 60-year-old CEO of Gardenuity, a planting for wellbeing organization, chose to turn Lemon’s remarks into lemonade for ladies north of 50 who are accomplishing incredible things consistently.

Lemon To Lemonade

Letier stated that women over 50 and beyond are hardly past their prime. As a woman who co-founded a successful company in her 50s, and has grown it for several years, Letier has decided to take advantage of this opportunity to highlight exceptional female leaders over 50. Gardenuity is creating a platform to tell the stories of women who are succeeding in important ways by using Lemon’s remark to make lemonade. These women will be rewarded with Gardenuity “Lemon to Lemonad” gardens.

Letier is asking the general public to tell the stories of women over 50 who are building strong communities, leading social movements, and growing successful businesses. Send stories of no more than 250 words via email to

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Gardenuity CEO Donna Letier to Honor Women Leaders Over 50 with “Lemon to Lemonade” Gardens.

The Gardenuity team will highlight at least 52 high-achieving women over the course of a year by publishing a story about a woman making a difference on the company’s website, blog, and social media each week beginning March 6. Notwithstanding the positive openness, Gardenuity has made a “Lemon to Lemonade” garden, including plants such Lemon Salve, Lemon Basil, Lemongrass, Lemon Thyme, Lemon Verbena, and Lemon Mint, and will send one to each effective lady highlighted.

Women Over 50

The first “Lemon to Lemonade” garden will be given to Arianna Huffington to kick things off. According to Letier, Huffington’s company Thrive Global is changing the way companies practice well-being with their employees and effectively changing lives. In addition, CNN co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins will receive “Lemon to Lemonad” gardens from Gardenuity.

According to Letier, she stands in awe and learns every day from women would label as “past their prime.” She stated that women like Arianna Huffington, Bobbi Brown, Joanna Coles, Jennifer Deutsch, Julie Sweet, and Brandy Demeris, to name just a few, are such personal inspirations to her. She wants to thank Don Lemon for starting a discussion about women who are making extraordinary contributions to the economy, the improvement of our communities, and people’s and the planet’s health and well-being. Beyond their current position, these women are achieving something more important. They deserve to be celebrated because they are pursuing their objectives with an increased sense of gratitude.

In addition to fully rooted lemon-themed plants, the “Lemon to Lemonade” Garden includes custom-mixed soil, plant nutrients, a collection of fully rooted lemon-scented herbs that are matched to the gardener’s location, and a season of Grow Pro (concierge support with personalized weather alerts, recipes, and microsteps to let the garden nurture personal well-being).

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Gardenuity Celebrating

Gardenuity Celebrating is a technology-enabled business that brings gardens and gardening experiences into the health and wellness sector. It was established in 2017 by Julie Eggers. Customers and businesses across the nation receive individualized container gardens and gardening experiences from the company. Gardenuity, with headquarters in Dallas, is a well-known pioneer in the field of gardening for well-being, assisting individuals and organizations in enhancing well-being, performance, mental health, and nutritional well-being.

The company has celebrated over 3 million harvests thanks to its patent-pending Match technology platform, custom garden kits, and garden experiences. Customers who have gardens with Gardenuity have harvested more than 3 million times all together. In addition, Gardenuity has led more than 3,000 experiences and events and collaborated with more than 500 businesses, including Cigna, Marsh McLennan Agency, Salesforce, Uber, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Walmart, JPMorgan Chase, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), KPMG, Microsoft, and Cigna.

Donna Letier

Donna is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Gardenuity, a company that uses customized container gardens to bring gardening experiences to the wellness economy all over the country. She held leadership positions in operations, brand marketing, and product development for twenty years. Donna approaches opportunities using data, always considering the customer’s perspective. She and her husband Scott Letier have two daughters and a home in Dallas. One of her daughters has won a gold medal at the Special Olympics.

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