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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4/30/12

Garden Tilling Today!

"There are times when I cannot believe I am separate from this earth, when I could swear the wind blows through me as it does the woven needles of the pine tree by the creek, when I feel my feet planted deep in the earth with the roots of trees and wildflowers, drawing essence." - Cathy Johnson

A quote fitting our pine tree neighbor, Neil Krueger, from Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm who tilled the garden for the first time this season.

This garden provides not only fresh produce for the food shelves, but the growth of fresh ideas - such as the lost art of bartering. Not only is it a way to trade resources, but it is a personalized way of doing business, encourages us to examine our values, we learn trust, and it enhances our relationships and develops friendships. In those friendships the take away is immeasurable.

This past early winter, in exchange for the Krueger's tilling, our staff unloaded semi-trucks of Christmas Trees. While Neil tilled our garden today, and we unloaded trucks last year... what was really tilled is a friendship between neighbors that will, like this garden, only grow.



Thank you Neil and Deb Krueger!