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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Scarecrow Bob Needs a Pick-Me-Up, Some Old and New Friends Lend Their Helping Hands and the Sighting of Our First Pumpkin!


A refreshingly cool July morning awaited a group of Junior Master Gardeners and friends! We were so happy to have a family of old friends come out for their first time this year! Oh, how I have missed you! We were also so thrilled to welcome new friends come out to the garden for their first time! Check out these playful brothers having fun with zucchini “swords” and “babies!”

Monday’s harvest total was 112 pounds! Whew! We pulled up our first few carrots of the season along with cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan squash, cucumbers, broccoli, peppers, Pok Choi, and Swiss Chard.

While checking out the pumpkin patch, Syd found a little frog friend camouflaged in the leaves! Then we spied our first baby pumpkin behind the base of a gorgeous female flower! Grow big, strong and critter-resistant!

Thanks goes out to Victoria and Syd for helping
secure Scarecrow Bob to the squash tunnel following the gale-force winds the area experienced over the weekend. Thanks for helping with the downed cucumber teepees as well!

- Contributed by Kathy Luoma, Master Gardener