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

7/25/14

Adventure Club Undeterred by Rain!

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It rained that morning, but the Adventure Club volunteers were undeterred and ready to harvest vegetables!

And we found so many to harvest- broccoli, beans, beautiful purple eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce, turnips and the first ripe spaghetti squash -  over 38 pounds in all!
When we picked the turnips, we noticed that some of them had flowers and very small bulbs. They had bolted, which means that all of the plant’s energy went into producing seeds. 
When a turnip – or any other vegetable- has bolted, it is no longer good to eat.  So we pulled all of the turnips that had bolted.

We also checked out the sweet corn, and can hardly wait until those ears are ready to pick.
Thank you to all of our Adventure Club volunteers!


- Liz Nordling, Washington County Master Gardener Intern