Sanger Unified School District's Fairmont School Agricultural Education Facility project will provide agriculture-related educational facilities, programming, and activities for students at Fairmont Elementary School and the District. The project site encompasses 2.0 acres of District-owned land located immediately north of the Fairmont Elementary School campus on the west side of N. Greenwood Avenue between Shields and Cortland Avenues in unincorporated Fresno County (Assessor's Parcel Number 309-410-29).
The facilities proposed for the project include: 102' x 40' lab building (wet/plant science), 82' x 40' lab building (innovation/makerspace), 36' x 28' farmers market building, 50' x 24' greenhouse, 75'x 50' livestock barn, 30' x 30' livestock shelter, 30' x 30' shade structure, an area for planter boxes, an area for pasture, and an area for row crops. Additionally, parking areas and ornamental fencing would be added along the south and east sides of the parcel, and the northwestern corner of the parcel would be used as a drainage area.
Activities planned to take place at the facility include classroom instruction related to agriculture, cultivation of plants and produce, rearing of livestock and poultry, farmers market activities, and occasional special events related to agriculture. The facility would generally be in operation during the District's regular instructional calendar, which includes weekdays from early August to early June. The facility may host special events and classes during evenings, on weekends, and during the summer recess.