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

9/12/14

Honey Donation to the Food Shelf!


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Thank you to A.J. Moses, our bee keeper!  It is because of your generosity in not only placing bee hives at the Teaching Giving Garden, but maintaining, and processing - that today, we were able to donate 42 pounds of honey to the food shelf!  Valley Outreach was thrilled to receive this for their patrons!

They were going to post a story on their facebook page. Please watch for that at:
https://www.facebook.com/ValleyOutreach/photos/a.148547801833863.20363.124418197580157/800724269949543/?type=1&theater

And this link for the full Facebook page for Valley Outreach!
 https://www.facebook.com/ValleyOutreach

Here is the email we received from Kateri Routh - Director of Operations at Valley Outreach:

"I loved reading through some posts and am astounded with how much produce has come from the garden since 2009. This is a pretty incredible way to give back to the community, and from all of us at Valley Outreach, thank you!

Kateri Routh - Director of Operations

651.430.2739 Office Line
651.342.5553 Direct Line

Helping Our Neighbors In Need of Food, Clothing and Emergency Financial Assistance.

For more information on honey, its benefits and interesting facts, check out this link to the University of MN Extension!
http://www.extension.umn.edu/food/farm-to-school/fruits-vegs/honey/

“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

Thank you A.J. for all that you do!
- Joni Fletty - RCS