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

8/8/14

Playing Hide and Go Seek with the Hidden Squash!

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Harvest Day with help from the SPIN kids!  With so many vegetables ready to harvest it was hard to decide where to start.  So we divided into teams and tackled rows of beans, cucumbers and zucchini.

It is sometimes hard to find the
zucchini as they hid in the bottom of the plants underneath the large
umbrella leaves.  But we were persistent because we didn't want any of the vegetables turning into monster sized squash!

A highlight of the picking was tasting fresh edamame- the green soybeans.  They grow in a pod that resembles peas except it is very fuzzy.  

We only picked the pods where we could easily see or feel the soybeans inside had reached a mature size.  Then we popped open a few for sampling.  Yum!

We harvested 52 pounds of veggies.  


Contributing writer - Deb Lynch, WC Master Gardener