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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7/31/14

Azjah vs. The Weeds in the Potato Row - And the Winner is? AZJAH!!!


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We had the most pleasant surprise this morning!


Azjah, daughter of our receptionist Felicia, came to our office to do some volunteer weeding.    Just when we needed help the most, an angel appeared.

We went out to the garden to look at our most challenging area – the potato row.   This is one of the last severely weed choked areas.  Daunting to look at, let alone dig into!

But, you can’t let that great big smile, those sparking eyes, and the polished grace of Azjah fool you - she is tough on weeds!   While weaving through the squash vines that were woven and twisted between the weeds and spilling into the potatoes, she was able to clear a good patch that allowed our potatoes to finally start breathing.  And the potatoes said…  “Ahhhh – that’s better!”

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.   So, Thank you, thank you, thank you Azjah for your victory over a portion of the potato weeds and 'giving' to this giving garden! 

You are a Phenomenal Woman!

… and speaking of Phenomenal Woman, In the words of one of my favorite authors and humanitarians who wrote a book of the same title, "Phenomenal Woman", I will share a quote of hers about volunteering

“I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back.”  ~Maya Angelou
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   -         - Contributing writer, Joni Fletty