Help Launch GroGive #SolidarityGardening

Did you know 146,000 people live in food deserts in Baltimore?

My  name is Cristi and I want to change that. 

That is why I am launching  a one-of-a-kind business called GroGive which will give people who are #Blessed the opportunity to directly help those in need become more food secure. 

GroGive supporters will sponsor the growth of a tomato or pepper plant, either directly or by purchasing merchandise on our website. The plant will be grown from seed in the GroGive nursery, to maturity, and then be given to someone who lives in a food desert in the Baltimore area-at no cost to them. My goal is to provide at least 400 homes with one or both plants during the 2021 grow season.

Food security is one key to a more healthy and less stressful life. GroGive will increase food security one plant at a time. 

-Start up equipment for a small scale nursery
-Start up materials for 600 plants
-Administrative costs like business registration, license, utilities, taxes, and insurance
-Marketing, including website and social ads
-A part time, living wage salary for four months

Now-October: GoFundMe is live, merchandise design, nursery set-up
October 2020-Webstore launches with gifts in time for the holidays
February 2021-Growing begins!!

GroGive is the culmination of years of my own struggle and experience and your support means the world to me.

GoFundMe Reward Perks:

Any donation amount: Your name listed as a GroGive Founding Sponsor on the GroGive website, in perpetuity

$25: A 6-pack of native and restorative seed bombs, plus the website thanks

$40: A custom GroGive sticker pack (4-stickers, weather proof,) plus everything listed above 

$70: An exclusive GroGive Founding Sponsor T-Shirt, plus the seed bombs, and the website thanks

$100: An exclusive GroGive Founding Sponsor Tote Bag, plus the seed bombs, and the website thanks

$250: An Invitation to a four-week virtual garden planning workshop, held in October, plus the seed bombs and website thanks

$500: A turn key 8 potted plant garden, with a variety of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and herbs, delivered in the spring (Mid-Atlantic area only), plus the seed bombs and website thanks 

$1000: Everything listed above and my eternal appreciation and admiration!

If you would like to donate more than $1000, please contact me directly. 

All donation amounts will help me reach my goal. 

I appreciate you taking the time to read about my dream business, and hope you will support GroGive!


  • Jennifer Heffner
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Michele Gregory
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Elizabeth Cahill
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Joseph Thibault
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Laleh Sheikhi Moghaddam
    • $20 
    • 3 yrs


Cristi Demnowicz
Middle River, MD

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