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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The RCS Giving Garden

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Junior Master Gardeners Planting Day

Jr. Master Gardening Program Youth
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Lessons in the garden
Pumpking Patch Planting
The Junior Master Gardeners ended their spring session by coming out to the Giving Garden to plant the tomato plants they helped grow from seed under grow lights in Kathy’s basement.  We grew all of the tomato plants needed for the garden this year with the help of the awesome new greenhouse on site!  When these rows of tomatoes produce fruit, we will be amazed by the variety of color, size and shape!  Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink-ish and Purple-ish...a rainbow!
Tomato Planting

The kids also planted jack-o-lantern and mini pumpkin seeds in the new pumpkin patch with the help of a couple of knowledgeable parent volunteers!  Thanks for your help!

We can’t forget about the snack of the day!  We enjoyed vanilla ice cream with homemade rhubarb strawberry sauce before we got our hands dirty.  The kids helped cut the rhubarb from Kathy’s garden the week before.  

I can’t wait to have many of these Junior Master Gardeners join us to watch the garden grow up throughout this summer!  Thanks for all of your help and enthusiasm.

- Contributed by Kathy Luoma--Washington County Master Gardener