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

6/21/13

Oh, well...that's nature. She's been very crabby this year!

The surrender of Scarecrow Bob!  (Click to enlarge)
In the words of our Master Gardener Liz, "Oh, well...that's nature. She's been very crabby this year!"  I received that in an email from her and couldn't help but have a laugh-out-loud moment.

Another laugh-out-loud moment came the morning of Friday, June 21st.  We knew we had lost power to our building with the storms that rolled through in the wee hours, but as I rounded the corner into the parking lot, there was Scarecrow Bob, on his knees, arms still outstretched, head bowed in a sort of sign of surrender to the weather!  We lost many trees on our property, no power to the building... but the light spot of humor we were provided that day was Scarecrow Bob's surrender.

While this spring and early summer has been a challenge, these small moments of humor, or the smiles on the faces of the youth that come to learn, make the dark clouds disappear.

Mother Nature --- bring it on! 
The heart of this garden and the food it produces for those in need,
will persevere!
- Joni Fletty