There are about a dozen in the city, according to a master garden list from Danville Housing and Development Planning Specialist Jackie Wells.
A lot of cities, including Danville, are looking to revitalize themselves and have more vacant land to grow food, said Annie Martinie, senior program officer with the Danville Regional Foundation.
The DRF has provided grants for groups to start community gardens in the city, and is talking to people who want to start others, Martinie said.
The DRF provided a $10,000 Make It Happen grant for the Community Market’s garden in 2011. It also provided $10,000 for Camp Grove Baptist Church and about $2,000 for Moffett Memorial Baptist Church to start gardens. There also was a $17,598 investment for a garden under Grace and Main Fellowship in February 2016, Martinie said.
Community gardens are part of a local food trend in which people know where their food comes from and they want it free of pesticides and chemicals, Martinie said.
“People who live close to community gardens and participate in community gardening eat…