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.
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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.


The RCS Giving Garden

The RCS Giving Garden

7/16/14

What happens to weeds when they meet an energetic group from Christ Episcopal Church?


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What happens to weeds when they meet an energetic group from Christ Episcopal Church? They get pulled!  Now our rows of peppers, eggplant and broccoli don’t have to compete with those weeds, and they have room to grow. 
The raspberries are ripe!  We got to pick them (and maybe taste a few), as well as lots of cucumbers, zucchini, beans (both green and purple), turnips and cabbage.  All together, we picked 40 pounds of produce! 
We learned what happens to green broccoli if isn’t picked on time – it turns into yellow flowers and is no longer good to eat.
So, we cut off the flowers and could see some new green broccoli shoots coming on the plants.  We’ll be sure to pick that broccoli before it blooms.
While we were picking the green beans, we found a small green frog on the leaves, and he didn't hop away when we got close to him. We also found some very twisted green beans!

Thank you to our volunteers!


- Liz Nordling, Washington County Master Gardener Intern