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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Time for Me Preschool Planting Day

Time For Me Preschool - Lessons at the Teaching Garden!

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Kids / Seedings
The Time For Me preschool kids joined me in the garden on June 2nd in between rain showers.  We learned about plants having growth stages similar to people! 

I used marigolds to demonstrate some of these stages.  Babies/Sprouts, Kids/Seedlings, Teenagers/Flowering, Adults/Fruiting.  We toured the garden to see what plants look like when they are in their baby and kid stages.  
Babies / Sprouts

Their eyes were big when I told them that soon many of the plants would grow taller than them!

The kids helped plant some teddy bear sunflower seedlings near the RCS Giving Garden sign and were happy to find a few worms along the way. 

Finally, we learned that salt and pepper shakers work well for planting small seeds as we planted lettuce in containers.  See you next time!  

Enjoy the great pictures below!


- Contributed by Kathy Luoma, Washington County Master Gardener