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

2/22/16

The Garden Sleeps...But We Do Not!

 
The RCS Giving Garden looks like a quiet patch of snow-covered ground on this February day, but for those of us who volunteer in this garden we are making preparations to bring that ground to life!  It’s time to schedule our volunteers young and old and everyone in between.  Email Kathy Luoma if you want to get yourself or a group on the calendar at kluoma@scoutsft.com.


We are always so grateful for our generous donors!  We received a box of 50 seed packets from Seed Savers Exchange this week to use in our garden!  Seed Savers Exchange is an organization headquartered in Decorah, Iowa  that is dedicated to seed preservation.  They donate their year-old seeds through a called Herman’s Garden Seed Donation Program to gardens that are dedicated to helping others, and the RCS Giving Garden certainly meets those qualifications!  Check out the seed photo!  Opening that box filled with seeds with names such as ‘Golden Zucchini’ Squash and ‘Dr. Whyche’s Yellow’ Tomato and ‘De Cico’ Broccoli (to name just a few) was so much fun!  Thank you Seed Savers Exchange!
 
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--contributed by Kathy Luoma, Washington County Master Gardener