THE GARDEN STORY

Here at Retail Construction Services, Inc., we are dedicated to giving back.

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.
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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.


The RCS Giving Garden

The RCS Giving Garden

8/12/11

Two Groups of Volunteers in the Garden!

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait
a single moment
before starting to
improve the world."
~Anne Frank

L to R:  Matthew, Liam, Connor and Mark 
(click to enlarge)

Sydney and Michael Larson
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We had two groups of voluneers in the garden today!  We were joined by local youth; Connor Danford, Mark Donnelly, Liam O'Grady and Matthew Schleusner.  These young men found out about our garden, and after a parent call, joined us this am.  It was fun to see their competitive spirit in the garden on "who could pick the most" and listening to their fun sense of humor as they made their way from crop to crop!  
L to R:  Connor Danford, Mark Donelly, Liam O'Grady
and Matthew Schleusner (click to enlarge)
We were then joined a short time later by the SPIN students.  The SPIN group was most excited about being able to pick carrots and more corn today.  Many guesses were made as to how much in total produce would be donated today...  80 lbs?  90 lbs, 110 lbs, 95lbs, 72 lbs?...

Drum roll..... Together, these two groups set the new "Volunteer Daily Record" by picking 151 lbs of produce!  This amount put us over 1,000 lbs donated so far this year.  We are so lucky to have such great volunteers and fortunate for what we learn from each other every time we are in the garden.   Thank you so much to each of you!


L to R:  Eva, Tammy, Sophia, Megan and Hannah
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