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

7/14/15


Summer Stretch Youth from Christ Episcopal Church in Woodbury
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It was a beautiful day in the garden today with five kids from Summer Stretch at Christ Episcopal Church in Woodbury.  This hard working group spent most of the time constructing tomato cages.  These give our tomatoes some support and hold up all of the green tomatoes already on the vines.  We had fun talking about all of the ways we like to eat tomatoes – BLTs, tomato sandwiches, and just plain sliced tomatoes.  Yum!  We can hardly wait for the green tomatoes to ripen.

Then we did some harvesting!  Even though the group on Monday had picked 87 pounds of produce, we harvested another 26 pounds of zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan squash and cucumbers. 

We finished by eating some watermelon at the beautiful new picnic tables.  A perfect end to a busy morning!


 - Submitted by Liz Nordling, Washington County Master Gardener