THE GARDEN STORY

Retail Construction Services, Inc. is dedicated to giving back.

We give back not only to those in need within our community, but also the future generations of this wonderful community. What started out as a great idea has grown exponentially and has become an amazing reality. Here at the RCS Giving Garden, school groups, master gardeners, corporate volunteers, and our own employees work together for the common good of teaching children the art of gardening and the importance of healthy eating. Click Here for Full Story.

LOCATION:
Retail Construction Services, Inc.
11343 39th Street N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

From HWY 36 - go south on Lake Elmo Ave, turn left onto 39th Street, garden is at corner of 39th and Laverne.
From HWY 5- going west from Stillwater take right onto Laverne (near Fury dealership) garden is on the right at corner of Laverne and 39th street.

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3/23/10

SPIN Kids back in the Garden!

During spring break we were fortunate to have the SPIN kids red and white bus pull into our parking lot again! Yeah, the kids are back! For those who were not in the garden last summer, we talked about the garden and some of the activities that the kids did last year. We shared with the group the new garden plan that the ALC High School completed, and then rolled up our sleeves to get dirty.

With our average last frost date around May 10th, the earliest crops we can plant from seed are broccoli and cauliflower. While the recommendation is usually to plant transplants of these crops, the SPIN kids are going to test planting these from seed. They will be sending us progress photos on their seedlings as they begin to stretch their legs and grow. We also had a friendly competion start amongst a few Retail staff members who also planted seeds to see whose will be more fruitful. (I think the SPIN kids will win...)

Spring is here, and not only did it bring the sunshine and unearth the garden from the snow; it also brought back the most wonderful crop of kids! Thank you SPIN Kids!