THE GARDEN STORY

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.

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.

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The RCS Giving Garden

9/5/14

Willis of Minnesota Returns to the Giving Garden

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Several of Willis employees enjoyed spending time in the RCS Giving Garden today.  Stories were shared of other gardens they had worked in, favorite recipes and the urge to beat the food poundage records of other companies. 

It was great to be out doors, share education and watch the scale go up with each weighing.  

Willis of Minnesota's team still holds the daily harvest record of 402 pounds, set in 2012.  This energetic team returned to the garden today and harvested 155.15 pounds of produce.

Thank you Willis of Minnesota for all or your volunteer time!
- Joy Grognet - RCS

And Debbie from Willis shared this that they had sent out to their staff:

I want to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to those who participated in the Giving Garden harvest at Retail Construction Services this morning. Those who braved the wind and chilly weather were:

Sheila McMath
Kelly Coutier
Shannon Warner
Nikki Henderson
Megan Monette
Michelle Sylvester
Heather Goedtel
John Primozich
Dan Tolman
Debbie Rentz

We picked over 155 pounds of vegetables – tomatoes, corn, beans, carrots, zucchini, eggplant, cucumbers, edamame, radicchio, lettuce, raspberries, green peppers, yellow peppers, hot peppers, etc.…….and we only saw one live mouse and a few beetles, spiders and various other creepy crawly creatures. We didn’t break our record from a couple of years ago but we still had a good harvest – and a good time together!  Plus we got to deliver the harvest to the Valley Outreach food shelf.


I’ve attached the brochure that they have on their reception desk – they have listed all of the organizations that have partnered with them and Willis is listed too!

The link to their website is www.rcsgivinggarden.blogspot.com  They will be posting our photos and doing a little write up about us so stay tuned for further information!
   
Again, Thank YOU for supporting one of our clients and helping the community!! Willis Associates ROCK!!!!

Sincerely,
Debbie Rentz

And Debbie added  "I know that everyone had a great time and felt like they were part of something very important!"