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

7/13/15

87 pounds, Turnips and Naughty Insects!

Look at that Turnip!
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Some Junior Master Gardener kids and friends worked like crazy to pick 87 pounds of produce today! The volunteers at Valley Outreach were so pleased to see the variety of fruits and vegetables harvested! Raspberries, beets, zucchini,
yellow squash, cucumber, kale, pok choi, peppers, broccoli, basil, cabbage and TURNIPS!

I think kids particularly love to pull large root veggies out of the ground due to the surprise factor! Grab by the base of the vegetation and firmly wiggle, wiggle, wiggle and up it comes!

We discovered that two of the naughty garden pests have moved in! Looks like we will have containers of soapy water available for those who aren’t squirmy about bug-picking.

The Japanese Beetles have
emerged from the ground and love to attack the edamame and raspberries while the Cabbage Worms bury themselves deep in the base leaves of the cabbage heads. The
joys of gardening!

--Kathy Luoma, Washington County Master Gardener