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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The RCS Giving Garden

The RCS Giving Garden

8/15/13

Andersen Windows - An AMAZING Crew!

Back row:  Kelly Heuer, Steve Kirby, Master Gardener Mary Green,
Charlie Garrett, David Jones, Casey Arends, Dane Durch, Kurt McMahon
Front row:  Aaron Johnson, Jon Ellefson

An AMAZING Crew from Andersen Windows came to the Giving Garden today and like super heroes, swept through the ENTIRE garden in their time here! -ok, the Garden was already in pretty good shape but these seasoned and experienced Gardeners jumped right in assessing jobs to do and checking produce to harvest.

I was glad to reconnect with an old friend and meet new ones. Many, many questions and horticultural conversations were discussed from tomatoes to planting trees to planning prairie restorations. Weeds were removed in quick order and 31.9 lbs of produce were donated to Valley Outreach food shelf.

The common thread to all we discussed and did wound around life long exploration and learning and the idea of Permaculture: "The conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. Planning for future generations. 

(The word “Permaculture” was created (and copyrighted) by Bill Mollison, the founder of the Permaculture movement)."

-         Contributing writer – Master Gardener, Mary Green