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

8/15/14

SPIN Kids Last Summer Visit to the Garden!

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The SPIN kids returned for a final time this summer.  Just about all the vegies – except the tomatoes and winter squash – were ready to be picked.

Teams of two volunteers quickly picked the green, purple and rose beans; zucchini and cucumbers, edamame and lettuces.  We checked the tomatoes but they needed another week to ripen. 

The garden grew quiet – what should we do?  Then one student quietly asked, “Can we check the carrots?”  What excitement as each volunteer chose one or two carrots to pull from the patch!  To our surprise there were orange and purple carrots growing in the same row. We only pulled enough to thin the patch and left the remainder to grow bigger over the next few weeks. 

We harvested 28 pounds of veggies!  (And quite a few pounds of weeds from the squash patch)

SPIN volunteers and teacher, thank you for your help this summer.  You were great volunteers and fun to teach and work with in the garden!