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

5/2/13

A Garden Sleeps...


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 On May 2nd, 2013, the snow fell yet again, and our garden sleeps.  But, we are ready for the warmer days!  The new garden plan is completed, the Jr. Master Gardening program has started some of the heirloom tomato seeds, plants are growing at Bergmann's Greenhouse, and our other seeds are ready for some warm earth to dig their roots into.

We have many new crops we are adding to the garden this year; Turnips, Rutabega, Kohlrabi, Beets, Popcorn, Edamame / Soy Beans, Celery, Leeks, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Pok Choi (large and baby size), Sweet Potatoes and Peanuts!

Our May 22nd planting day is being pushed to May 29th.  However, we know that before too long, the garden will be filled with kids, of all ages, getting dirty, learning where their food comes from, and helping out their community by donating the food this garden grows to Valley Outreach. 

The calendar on the right hand side of our blog is already filling up with all of the groups that will be coming to the garden.  You can click this calendar to view.  If you are interested in bringing out a group on an available Monday, Wedesday or Friday, please call us at 651.704.9000 ext. 1750.

It's going to be another great year!
- JFletty