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

6/24/15

Woodbury UMC Summer Stretch Plant Donated Peppers


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This morning 6 Summer Stretch kids from the Woodbury UMC came to help in the garden.  Our two big tasks were planting some ornamental peppers and weeding the carrots.  The peppers had been donated by the Hugo Feed Mill and the instructions were to plant them in a certain order (we think by color).  We spent some time putting them into that order in their little pots and then getting them into the garden in that order.  

Then we tackled the carrots, which had to be both weeded and thinned.  We used plastic forks to help loosen the weeds, but some of those weeds were too tough for the forks and they broke.  But we had perseverance and hand pulled those nasty weeds and gave those carrots space to grow.
We finished by having some delicious watermelon – Yum!

- Submitted by Liz Nordling, Washington County Master Gardener