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

12/1/13

2013 Garden Sleeps

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Once again, our Giving Garden sleeps.  This was a tough year, full of many hurdles.  An extremely wet and cold spring, lots and lots of bugs, worms and critters, and a hot dry spell.  However, in the end, while our poundage was not that of 2011 or 2012, we were able to donate 1,854.6 lbs to the Valley Outreach Food Shelf.  And in the end, that is worth all of the hurdles we cleared!

Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers this year;  RCS Employees, the Rutherford Jr. Master Gardening program, all the local church groups, the Stillwater ALC High School students, and the SPIN kid program from Stillwater. 

An extra special shout out to the Master Gardeners that volunteered their time this year to teach lessons to the kids in the garden Monday, Wednesday and Friday's this summer.  What a gift to teach kids 'where their food comes from', and what special gift this is to give to the community.  We are truly grateful.

A great quote from Anon goes like this;
“A garden is to grow people”
We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all!

- Joni Fletty