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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The RCS Giving Garden

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11,000.7 lbs! A New Record Set!

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Today, three employees from RCS hit a new record while harvesting in the garden!  Since our first donation on July 22nd, 2009 of 4 lbs of produce, the RCS Giving Garden has donated 11,000.7 lbs of food to the food shelves!

Each year this garden expands not only its heirloom roots, but the variety of ethnic foods produced. 

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard

Food not only meets a very basic need, it also bridges cultural gaps, sparks conversation, and nourishes the soul.  With the connection of food, we find not only similarities between people, but also a chance to explore the differences.   Everyone needs to eat, and one of the easiest ways to bring people together is through food.

There is a hope that the 11,000.7 lbs shared so far, and the many pounds to come from this garden, will cultivate the same things; Nourishes - Sparks Conversation - Finds Common Ground - Brings People Together.

Thank you Mary Yang, Toni May and Joy Grognet for your work in the garden today!

- Contributing writer, Joni Fletty