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.

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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Summer Stretch Takes on the Heat and a Dirty Job with Grace...

L to R:  Emily, Emma M., Emma G., Alex, Amanda and Mikaela
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A butterfly, when it is emerging from its chrysalis, is folded, full of wrinkles and creases before it does the hard work of stretching and unfolding its wings. Not only does this process take hard work, but it takes incredible patience until those wings become smooth and dry before flapping them and taking flight.

It take hard work and patience to grow… not only do we see this in the garden, but through the opportunity to work with some amazing, hardworking and patient young adults throughout the seasons...

Today we had another Summer Stretch group in the garden. This, was no ordinary day! With the temperatures in the 90’s and a heat index we tried to ignore, this group of gals and their group leader, not only mounded the potato rows and weeded, but they spread marsh hay, that was donated by Houle’s, across 2/3’s of the garden! Talk about a hot and dirty job on a hot day!

Thank you Emily, Emma M, Emma G., Alex, Amanda, Mikaela and Sue for your extraordinary hard work today. It is always amazing to see the opportunities that come from hard work. Not only in the sharing of garden lessons, but in the sharing of laughter, big smiles, stories and many, many memories…

Truly – “Thank You”!!!

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
                                           - Thomas Edison (1847-1931)
Mission Accomplished!   Great job gals!
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