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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Ellen, Leah, Tyler and Ryan's Daycare Field Trip to the Garden!

Leah, Ryan and Tyler's harvest!
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"As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unself-consciously to the soughing of the trees."
Valerie Andrews, A Passion for this Earth

Ellen Kasper brought her grandchildren Leah, Tyler and Ryan Glick out for a daycare field trip to the Teaching Giving Garden this morning!  Their uncle Jonathan works for Retail, so not only did they get to enjoy the garden, their uncle was able to give them a complete tour.

The kids were very curious and checked out EVERYTHING as they walked through the garden!  They even got to see some of the first pumpkins in starting to grow in the pumpkin patch!

Ryan said his favorite vegetable is carrots. 
We talked about how we have Kaleidoscope carrots growing in our garden and we gave them a picture of the carrots so they could see what they will look like when the can be picked.

Tyler got to harvest a yellow squash, and Ryan and Leah each harvested a cucumber.  The Jr. Master Gardening group had just finished harvesting 112 pounds of produce, so there wasn’t very much to pick!

The kids got to peek inside of the compost turner, walk through the squash tunnel, see Scarecrow Bob (and give him a hug), and measure themselves against the corn.  Next time they visit I am sure the corn will be twice their height and Scarecrow Bob will be waiting for another hug!

Ellen, Tyler, Ryan and Leah, we can’t wait to see you again next time! 

- Submitted by Joni Fletty