THE GARDEN STORY

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.

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.

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The RCS Giving Garden

The RCS Giving Garden

7/22/15

Wednesday in the Garden

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Volunteers from Summer Stretch at WPGUMG arrived on this beautiful and sunny morning to help harvest (and pull a few weeds along the way).
 
The cucumbers are climbing the tee-pees making it easier to find the beautiful produce.  Yellow summer squash and green zucchini are abundant.  We thinned the rutabagas and beets a bit to allow the plants some "breathing room".    

The butternut squash and patty pans were looking a bit under the weather after the heavy rains so we bolstered them with a good dose of Miracle Grow fertilizer.   The round shaped "Eight ball" squash from the patty pan seed trials are very prolific producers.  

The volunteers enjoyed hunting for the differently shaped patty pans.  In all, we harvested 50# of produce! 
- Contributed by Deb Lynch, Washington County Master Gardener