STEAM Education through Community, Research, and Education
The SECREd Garden Program continues to plan and program a vision that supports education at all levels including early childhood, school age, higher education, and teacher education; community outreach; economic development; mental health; research; food scarcity; and campus development and beautification through the use of garden and outdoor learning spaces.
SECREd Garden Demonstration Program: An Interdisciplinary Model
Our proposed demonstration garden will be a .25 acre space located near the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. In addition to becoming a learning space it will provide a place for Fresno State students and faculty to relax and enjoy the outdoors! Our 15 member interdisciplinary advisory board has been working since 2016 to create a space that is enjoyable, educational, and sustainable!
SECREd Garden is seeking donations for Phase 1 construction and ground breaking! Here are our latest updates:
- Site selection is complete!
- 100% design plan is complete!
- Preparations for sending the project out to bid is being planned!
- Development of a an interdisciplinary advisory committee, the development of a student-led subcommittee to ensure the voices of all Fresno State students, and the development of the American Indian subcommittee ensuring a deep commitment and stewardship of the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples.
"SECREd Garden will be able to positively impact the everyday lives of students and community members who deal with food scarcity and mental illness, providing them with a safe and resourceful place on campus to address those needs."
Arsh Gill, Student Ambassador
"SECREd Garden will provide for equitable and accessible science learning experiences for young children while supporting pre-service teacher training, interdisciplinary research, campus and community partnerships, and most importantly, food security and wellness opportunities on the Fresno State campus and in surrounding communities."
Christina Macias, Project Lead
Please consider making a donation if you are able or share our program with others through social media!
If you or your organization would like a personal presentation, in person or via Zoom, to learn more about the long-term goals of the project, please contact:
Christina Macias, SECREd Garden Project Lead
(559) 349-9159 (cell)
If you or your organization is interested in donating in person or interested in the long-term financial needs of the project, please contact:
Laura Whitehouse Clark, Director of Development
(559) 278-0393 (office)
(559) 559-940-3346 (cell)