Communal Project in Fresno Has Found a Different Way to Treat the Homeless

Dakota EcoGarden is a communal project for the homeless spearheaded by retired schoolteacher Nancy Waidtlow. She wanted to create a safe space for people to live.

“And I’m sure being over 70 years old and not having that much to lose is part of it,” says Waidtlow with her characteristic dry humor.

So, she took her savings and some inheritance money and bought and refurbished a $64,000 house with a yard roomy enough for nine tents on pallets and an organic garden.

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