October 27, 2019
July 12, 2018
The Fresno Bee recently featured a story about the Dakota EcoGarden:
“There’s a place in Fresno for the homeless that has an environmentally-friendly approach”
May 22, 2016
Our Fundraiser Garden Party raised more than $7,000! These funds will contribute to our health & education fund for current DEG residents.
December 23, 2015
we received news that the Dakota EcoGarden will receive $5,000 in funds from the UPROXX-sponsored Game Changer Contest! For more information, please visit our blog post:
December 4, 2015
Work has begun on our 2nd eco shelter!
Eco Village Project of Fresno board members are currently busy writing grants to upgrade the Dakota EcoGarden home w/ solar energy. We’ve joined Continuum of Care, a social service program that handles federal & state grants for homeless projects.
We’re also actively searching for a property, 1 to 1-1/2 acres in size, on which to build an eco village site as originally envisioned and designed by Architect Arthur Dyson. In the mean time, we’re working on making a second eco shelter prototype at the Dakota EcoGarden a reality.
To Nancy: As your childhood friend, I must tell you how impressive this project is that you and your group have taken on. It sounds really creative and a wonderful outreach to people in need of this kind of help. Bless you!
The heavy equipment in the photo above digging the 6 ft. deep trench (30 ft. long) will be the main component of the passive cooling system in the new eco shelter. Nancy W.