Morgridge Academy

Guard Garden

Guard GardenThe Morgridge Academy Community Garden was established in 2015 thanks to generous support by Denver Urban Gardens and Amp the Cause.

The Guard Garden is an outdoor extension of the classroom and provides students and their families access to fresh produce and hands-on learning about why healthy food is important for growing bodies.

In May, 2017 students at the Morgridge Academy unveiled a new community garden name, the Guard Garden, in honor of Troy Guard, chef/owner of TAG Restaurant Group. The naming recognizes the launch of TAG Restaurant Group's Eat. Drink. Donate. campaign that is raising critical funds and awareness for the school.


Cooking with Troy

A series of Cooking with Troy videos featuring Morgridge Academy students and produce grown in the Guard Garden is available offering recipes and tips on cooking with fresh produce.

  • Video/Recipe - June: Garden Meatloaf with Sweet Potatoes Recipe with student Amya
  • Video/Recipe - July: Lemon Chicken with Snap Peas with student Junior
  • Video/Recipe - September: Grilled Chicken with Garden Vegetables with student Meredith
  • Video/Recipe - November: Black Bean & Cheese Enchiladas with Roasted Vegetables with student Robert