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

6/23/16

June 23rd, 2016 --Latest Garden Happenings!




Borage flowers are a beautiful shade of blue AND they taste like cucumber!  An annual herb, borage is a plant pollinators can’t get enough of them!  We popped some in the garden on Monday near our vining vegetables to give our honeybees a reason to visit!
Borage for Bees!
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Our latest volunteer groups have been working hard to help us stay on top of the weeds that always seem to love our garden!  Here is our volunteer, Bree, helping to lay landscape fabric and weed garden areas with Master Gardeners Deb and Christi.  
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We welcomed the Stillwater School District Adventure Club kids back to the garden on Monday with their new leader, Elizabeth!  After familiarizing themselves with the garden and the plants, they helped us to weed the onions and pumpkins, plant some more carrot seeds, and harvest some baby lettuce.  They brought our first donation of the season over to Valley Outreach on their way back to school.  Before they left us, however, they all completed what we are calling the “Victoria Watermelon Challenge!”  We love to compost watermelon rinds from our re-hydration snack...but only the rind and not the pink flesh!  Another watermelon slice can be taken when the rind and only the rind is left of their first!  We are so glad Victoria is back to help this year, too!
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Woodbury Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church kids return to the garden!


Thanks for coming out to the garden the past two weeks to help Master Gardener Liz Nordling take care of garden tasks!  The plants are so much happier with those weeds removed!  
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