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Support the SECREd Garden at Fresno State!

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
33 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Planting Seeds for SECREd Garden

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)




Choose a giving level


Friend of the Garden

Your $10 donation will ensure a successful beginning to this important work. With your donation, you will receive an electronic certificate honoring your commitment to SECREd Garden Demonstration Program.


Soils and Seeds, oh my!

With your contribution of $25 we can begin prepping a healthy beginning for SECREd Garden! Your donation will contribute to early gardening resources, including soils and seeds. You will receive an electronic certificate noting your commitment to SECREd Garden and hand written thank you note from our SECREd Garden student ambassadors!


Busy As A Bee!

Your donation to SECREd Garden will allow us to further enhance program needs, including tools and curricular resources. With a $100 donation, your name will be included on a stepping stone in our garden space commemorating your support! You will also receive an electronic certificate and a hand-written thank you card.


Hands Across the Garden

The health, social, and economic impacts of community gardens spaces are diverse. From improved access to food, nutrition, and physical activity, community gardens promote social health and community cohesion. Your generous donation of $200 will allow us to broaden our community outreach capacity and will earn you a stepping stone in the garden commemorating your community building efforts in the garden! You will also receive an electronic certificate and a hand-written thank you card!


Master Planner

With a donation of $500, your generosity will allow us to plan, market, and design all elements of a successful program. Your name will be included on a placard on a wall in the garden and will also be included on our program literature as a Master Planner!


SECREd Garden Benefactor

A $1,000 donation will allow us to support critical infrastructure, including garden beds, irrigation, lighting, and major equipment. Your name will be included on a special Benefactor placard on a commemorative wall within the site and will also be included in all program literature.

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