Staying in and cooking at home became the new normal, while residents were also generous in supporting their local restaurants with their take-out orders. Between Netflix binging and board games, homes got organized and residents took up new hobbies. For some that took up gardening, Donna Letier made things easier. “Every patio, balcony, terrace, and porch can inspire the love of farming and eating fresh foods,” Donna says. In March, she formed a new alliance between her company, Gardenuity, and another Highland Park-owned business, Alto, to keep families across DFW growing and enjoying the benefits of gardening while at home. Alto, an on-demand ride and delivery service founded by Alex Halbardier and Will Coleman, delivered Gardenuity’s complete customized container gardens with fully rooted seasonal plants, plant nutrients, custom compost and a year of Grow Pro Membership—a personalized guide and growing partnership that makes each gardening experience better. Favorites during this time have been the Wellness Tea Plant Collection, Cocktail Herb Collection, and Taco Toppings Garden of lettuce and herb varieties.