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.

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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A Time for Me Learn about "Tops & Bottoms"!

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The Book "Tops & Bottoms"!
This morning the kids from A Time For Me came to help in the garden.  We started with a story called Tops and Bottoms and talked about what part of vegetable plants we eat – the tops, the bottoms or the middles.

Then we went into the garden to look for some of the vegetables that were in the story.  We had fun finding the carrots,
eggplant, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes and corn. And as we went through the garden, we saw that some things needed to be harvested, so we picked some of the cucumbers, eggplant and zucchini and almost all of the ripe tomatoes.  We ended up harvesting 25 pounds of produce!

Then we found the edamame and we wanted to see what they tasted like.  The seed pods are fuzzy on the outside, but when you open up the pods, the big seeds inside taste really good. 

We also tasted some of the green beans.  Yum!

Thank you to our helpers, we had so much fun in the garden today!

- Liz Nordling - 
Washington County Master Gardener Intern