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

8/29/14

Friday in the Garden



Five master gardeners gathered in the Giving Garden on the Friday before Labor Dayto harvest and weed.  It was fun for all of us to work side by side with other experienced gardeners, share stories of our gardens and admire the beautiful  produce.

Cucumbers, zucchini, buttercup squash, eggplant, green and purple beans, peppers, tomatoes................this time of year is the gardener's reward for the time and energy spent tending the garden through the season.   Together we picked 176.1 pounds of produce.

Comments such as "Ah, look what I found!" got the attention of us all as we shook our heads at  a beautiful squash that had been gnawed on by some veggie hungry wildlife - likely a raccoon.  A "conjoined" cucumber.  (see photo).   Petite brussel spouts growing on the plants central stalk.

I wonder what we will find when we meet back in the garden on Tuesday after Labor Day?!

- Deb Lynch