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.
See what else RCS and the Giving Garden are up to:
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.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it has taken an entire community to raise this garden. Thank you to all of our employees, the Washington County Master Gardeners, the ALC High School, all of our sponsors, our corporate volunteers, and all of the summer youth groups that have contributed to the never ending growth of this garden!
|Thank you Deb! |
Deb Krueger from Krueger's Christmas Tree Farm
Soil provides the key to plant health and a garden's vitality. The type and quality of your soil affects not only the success of your garden, but how you'll spend much of your time working there. We have fed our soil every season using organic matter, such as compost, rotted manure, and chopped leaves. Not to mention, all of those worms that were left over from our worm composting projects!
Deb Krueger from Krueger's Christmas Tree Farm came over today for the first tilling of the garden. It is was such a so good to see the organic matter from last year turned in, and that rich, black soil show itself. Every year, in exchange for the Krueger's gift of tilling, our employees head over to their farm in November to help unload Christmas trees. It has been a wonderful partnership with a couple of wonderful people!
“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.”
Thank you to the Krueger's for all of their support to the garden over the years!
|Thank you Deb!|