The DGS garden is named for the vision of the man who helped make it possible--our inspiration—Andrew Post.
Andrew came from a family of educators and cared deeply about education and the environment. As a teacher, Andrew was following in the footsteps of his family who were educators in DPS for over 100 years. As a graduate of the Ritchie Principal Licensure Program at the University of Denver, he was poised and ready to found a “green school” connecting his passion for the environment and education. Along with founding Partner, Mimi Diaz, Andrew Post dreamed of one day founding a Green School to serve the students of Denver, but unfortunately we lost Andrew before he could see his dream come to fruition.
An avid fly fisherman and extreme skier who loved nature, mountain biking, kayaking, cooking, (and anything outdoors), Andrew wanted to create a school to foster life-long learners who would work together for a sustainable future.
The sudden loss of Andrew is still hard to understand, but his memory lives on at Denver Green School in many ways including, “Andrew's Garden”. The garden was named for Andy on opening day, when many of his family and friends were here to unveil the flagstone that bears his name.
The master plan for "Andrew's Garden" was created by DGS 6th grade students in their "Summer of Service" program during the summer of 2010 before DGS opened. The garden started small and is growing into a 20,000 square foot learning laboratory for our students and our community.
Class gardens and community gardens are a part of the garden, as well as an amphitheater, compost bins, and a fruit orchard that was started on opening day as a dedication to Andrew. We will be working with outside experts who will work with our teachers to provide curriculum expertise so we can involve students in every aspect of it. Students will be learning and growing just as Andrew would have wanted it.