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

8/12/13

47 lbs and Growing!


Jr. Master Gardening Group from Rutherford

Nate & Anna

Elizabeth & Anna
Today a helpful group of Junior Master Gardener kids, teens and adults picked 47 pounds of produce!  It's fun to see the many green tomatoes finally ripening, a steady crop of cucumbers, zucchini, cabbage, kale, pok choi, chard and purple beans, and beets and turnips so ready to harvest they seemed to almost lift themselves from the ground! 


Caden, Nate, Anna, Elizabeth, Anna

We were happy to see zero Japanese Beetles on the beans today!  One could certainly tell which crops belong to the Cole crop family (cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, turnips, kohlrabi, etc.) by observing the white butterflies!  They are the adults of the imported cabbageworm!  Good thing the groups working in the garden have been so diligent about hand-picking many of the worms from the leaves. Despite a few holes, the crops are doing just fine!

Thanks everyone for all of your work!

--contributed by Master Gardener Kathy Luoma